Oct 7, 2022
🔮 Today we are taking a leap into the future as we attempt to understand the opportunity offered to African aviation from new technologies, specifically e-flight.
At AviaDev in June 2022, the NACO team delivered a thought-provoking session on this topic, which can be viewed here
Accompanying the podcast is a white paper on the subject, which can be downloaded here
In the podcast, we discuss:
💡 What inspired the report and what it sets out to understand?
🌿 The sustainable technologies available currently
✈️ Why e-flight, rather than SAF or hydrogen power craft?
🛫 How close we are to commercialised electric flights?
🚧 What are some of the barriers holding back the implementation?
💰 How will we fund the infrastructure required at an airport level?
🌍 What sort of connectivity could this technology offer Africa?
💡 How do we make it a reality? Is it simply a mixture of collaboration and cash?