Advancing the future of flight,
for people and the planet

We are building the regional air travel ecosystem that sustainably
connects the world's communities.

Reinventing flying through the power of electrification

Introducing green flying

A new era of air travel expansion made possible with new technologies that reduce emissions and operating expenses

Changing everything you've come to expect from air travel

A new category of regional mobility creates the only travel option that flexibly addresses cost, time, and environmental impact.

Green flying redefines our radius of local possibility

When smaller aircraft are cheaper to operate, we can unlock the benefits of regional air travel in more places

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How it works

Electrifying smaller aircraft

  • By electrifying smaller existing aircraft first, we can take a significant step toward decarbonizing air travel. Regional flights between 50 to 500 miles account for ~14% of carbon dioxide emissions from aviation. There are 15,000+ existing 9-19 seat turboprop aircraft flying these routes, ready to be electrified.

A delightful flying experience

  • We've solved the greatest pain points of commercial flying: seamless booking, easy check in, no crowds or lines, private lounges, and an enjoyable flying experience.

Point-to-point air travel

  • There are 5,000 public-use airports in the U.S., yet only ~500 have regular commercial service. A new kind of point-to-point air travel can replace busy highways and large crowded airports, and change the paradigm of how we move.

Electric aviation is closer than you think

Why now

  • Carbon emissions from aircraft continue to increase, along with demand for flights. Surf Air Mobility has brought together the necessary solutions that exist today to pull forward the future of electric air travel. Everything from our existing consumer platform to our electrification technology is accelerating the path to zero emission flying.

The problem

  • There's a 915,000,000 metric ton carbon dioxide problem waiting to be solved, and global aviation emissions are increasing every year. Addressing climate change is a categorical imperative for the air travel industry.

The impact

  • Our first-generation hybrid electric powertrains are targeting emission reductions of up to 50% and direct operating cost reduction of up to 25%, without sacrificing aircraft performance — all for the same cost of regular engine overhauls that occur normally every ~3 years. Fully electric versions will see up to 100% emission reduction and up to 50+% operating cost reduction.

The technology

  • We are developing electrified powertrains to decarbonize the turboprop category. There are over 15,000 existing turboprop aircraft worldwide today with the potential to upgrade to our proprietary electrification technology.
  • Our electrified powertrains will be first integrated on one of the world's most popular turboprop aircraft, the Cessna Grand Caravan. Our electrified version — the EP1 — will substantially reduce the cost of operation of the Cessna Grand Caravan and can turn this vehicle into a mass transportation solution.

The new network

  • Making air travel sustainable will fundamentally change how we move around the world. As we work toward reducing the environmental cost of flying to zero, we can redraw the map of where we live, work, and explore, opening up exciting new economic and lifestyle opportunities.
  • 90% of the U.S. population lives less than 30 minutes from an underutilized regional airport. This network for regional aviation focuses on 50 to 500 mile distances that are critically underserved by legacy airlines and a bad fit for alternative emerging modes of transportation.

The opportunity

  • When taking a flight produces fewer carbon emissions, approaches the same cost as driving, and saves customers time, the choice to switch to air travel becomes obvious. Affordable, emission-free flight will create a virtuous cycle that makes sustainable air travel accessible to more people in more places. Hybrid and fully electric powertrains not only reduce carbon emissions but also operating and maintenance costs, making upgrading to electric engines an economic choice as well as an eco-friendly one. For consumers, the same calculus applies.
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NUMBERS TO KNOW
Up to

50%

emission reduction with hybrid electric aircraft

Up to

25%

direct operating cost reduction with hybrid electric aircraft

Up to

5,000

new airports made accessible

Up to

2 hours

saved on every flight