Dovetail Electric Aviation and MONTE sign partnership to deliver electric conversions
Dovetail Electric Aviation (Dovetail), the developer of electric conversions for aircraft andMONTE, the financier of zero-emission technologies in aviation, have signed a formal partnership agreement to deliver zero-emission conversions to the regional turbo prop-market. Under the agreement, MONTE will purchase up to 50 aircraft conversions to enable battery-electric conversions on new and existing Cessna Caravan aircraft and hydrogen-electric conversions on new and existing Beechcraft King Air aircraft.
This relationship between Dovetail and MONTE is a clear sign of promising demand in the regional turboprop market for zero-emission conversions. Dovetail is targeting certification of the battery-electric powered aircraft in 2025, providing a tangible opportunity for regions around the world that may face challenges obtaining hydrogen as a fuel source to transition to net-zero emissions.
Following the certification of a battery-powered aircraft, Dovetail will focus on the certification of electric-hydrogen aircraft conversions. “The intention behind an electric-hydrogen aircraft conversion for Dovetail is to extend the range of the battery-powered aircraft. Both are zero-emission electric options that we are excited to provide to our customers,” said Rachael Barritt Dovetail’s recently appointed Australian Operations Manager.
Dovetail is at the forefront of the regional and general aviation industry, aiming to create a sustainable era through enabling aviation operators to fly regional routes in zero emission, electric powered aircraft.
“We are seeing strong demand in the aviation market for net-zero options by aircraft lessors and operators. It is an exciting time to be at the forefront of providing these revolutionary net-zero aircraft options to our partners and the market,” said Aaron Shaw, Dovetail’s co-founder.
MONTE is a pioneer in financing zero-emission technologies in the regional aviation market. MONTE is exclusively focused on supporting the aviation industry’s transition to net zero carbon emissions by providing financing and leasing solutions for zero emission technologies to regional aircraft operators. MONTE has a goal of becoming the first carbon neutral aircraft leasing company in the world by 2027. For more information, please visit www.montecleantech.com and follow MONTE on LinkedIn.