Making electric aviation a reality in Hawaii

Making electric aviation a reality in Hawaii
By Eliot Lees, Chris Watson, Stan Little, Kevin Noertker, Scott Glenn, Omer Bar-Yohay, and Kyle Clark

While electrification of large jet aircraft is likely decades away, short haul electric aviation is launching now—transforming air travel with more environmentally-friendly options. Electric aviation has the potential to change consumer travel behavior, moving travelers out of cars, helicopters and jets into low-carbon or zero-carbon emission aircraft. 

The short distances between the Hawaiian islands makes the state an ideal launch market for both passenger and cargo/logistics service. But this leap into clean aviation will require a new public-private partnership to develop the ground charging infrastructure, resilient and sustainable power, business models, and new policies needed in order to launch.

In this on-demand webinar, you’ll hear from industry trailblazers in the field of advanced air mobility who are actively working to launch, operate, or overcome the challenges facing the successful deployment of electric aircraft. This exciting conversation will be an introduction to electric aviation—with a special focus on how Hawaiian utilities, airports, and other public stakeholders can play an active role in helping to shape the decarbonized future of aviation.



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Meet the authors
  1. Eliot Lees, Vice President and Managing Director, Clean Transportation

    Eliot specializes in aviation due diligence, valuation, business planning, and infrastructure-related development. View bio

  2. Chris Watson, Portfolio Director, Electrification

    Chris is an expert in the energy, renewables, and energy efficiency sector with over 20 years of experience. View bio

  3. Stan Little, CEO, Mokulele Airlines
  4. Kevin Noertker, CEO and Co-founder, Ampaire
  5. Scott Glenn, Chief Energy Officer, Hawaii State Energy Office
  6. Omer Bar-Yohay, Co-founder & CEO, Eviation Aircraft
  7. Kyle Clark, Founder & CEO, BETA Technologies