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VoltAero’s newest electric GA aircraft

Remember the electric Cri-Cri? Or the E-Fan? This just in from France: VoltAero, the maker of those two electric aircraft, has variants on a new model.
Pilot Briefing August 2020

The Cassio combines electric motors with an internal combustion engine. It’s a pusher-style configuration with an aft fuselage and will come in three sizes: the Cassio 330 with a four-seat capacity and 330 kilowatts of power (440 horsepower); the Cassio 480 with a six-seat configuration and 480 kilowatts (640 horsepower); and the Cassio 600, a 10-seat model with 600 kilowatts (800 horsepower).

All are said to be virtually noiseless and the all-electric versions are 100-percent emission free. The company used a modified Cessna 337 Skymaster as its testbed. In May, the company presented the models and anticipates deliveries of the 330 in 2022, the 480 in 2023, and the 600 in 2024.

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Julie Walker

Julie Summers Walker

AOPA Senior Features Editor
AOPA Senior Features Editor Julie Summers Walker joined AOPA in 1998. She is a student pilot still working toward her solo.

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