Digital rendering of an electric Airflow plane with Ravn Alaska colors. Courtesy Airflow.

Passengers who fly to rural communities with Ravn Alaska, a regional airline that serves southcentral and western Alaska, could be flying on an electric plane by the middle of this decade. Airflow, a California-based startup that is designing electric aircraft, announced in 2021 it signed a letter of intent to supply Ravn with 50 airplanes. 

Airflow is developing electric Short Takeoff and Landing aircraft that could fly up to 100 miles between Alaskan communities. A hybrid electric version could fly up to 500 miles. The company plans to have aircraft to carriers starting in 2025.


Alexander Deedy formerly worked as the assistant editor and digital content manager for Alaska magazine.

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