US-based company Eviation Aircraft has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with Massachusetts-based Cape Air to sell 75 all-electric Alice commuter aircraft.

Claimed to be one of the largest commuter airlines in the US, Cape Air aims to have a fleet of electric fleet and enabling the company to step into the sustainable era of aviation.

Each day, the company is said to operate more than 400 regional flights across 40 cities in the Northeast, Midwest, Montana and the Caribbean.

By having a fleet of all-electric Alice aircraft, the aim is to lower carbon emissions and operational and maintenance costs, while enabling quieter air travel.

The agreement between the two companies brings zero-emission air travel closer to reality.

Cape Air president and CEO Linda Markham said: “Cape Air remains committed to sustainability, growth, and innovation, and our partnership with Eviation allows for these commitments to become a reality.

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“Our customers will be at the forefront of aviation history and our communities will benefit from emission-free travel.”

Eviation said that its all-electric Alice aircraft has the capacity to carry nine passengers along with and two crew members.

The company noted that its electric-aircraft can fly 440 nautical miles on a single charge at a speed of 250 knots.

Eviation Sales vice-president Jessica Pruss said: “Truly sustainable aviation not only reduces the impact of air travel on the environment but also makes business sense. “We are proud to support Cape Air, a recognised leader in regional air travel, to chart a new path in delivering innovative solutions that benefit airline operators, passengers, communities and society.”