Surf Air Mobility Partners with Brazilian Airline Asta to Supply Electric Powertrains

Surf Air Mobility Inc

Asta will upgrade up to 4 of their Cessna Grand Caravan fleet with Surf Air’s electrified powertrains to lower emissions and reduce direct operating costs

The partnership aims to contribute to the development and implementation of electrification innovations in the Brazilian airline sector

LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2024–. (NYSE:SRFM) (“Surf Air Mobility”, “Surf Air”), a leading regional air mobility platform, has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Asta Linhas Aéreas (“Asta”), a Brazil-based regional air operator specializing in tourist, corporate, and cargo charter service, to upgrade, initially, up to 4 of Asta’s Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft with Surf Air’s proprietary electrified powertrain technology once certified.

“We’re excited to expand Surf Air’s presence in Brazil, and are looking forward to working with Asta to help make their operations more cost effective and less harmful to the environment with our electrified powertrain, once certified,” said Deanna White, Interim CEO and COO of Surf Air Mobility.

“It is with great pleasure that we receive the opportunity to collaborate with Surf Air Mobility in the evolution of the technology for electrified aircraft. This agreement is part of our constant investments in new technologies seeking operational efficiency and providing a better experience for our customers. The implementation of the electric powertrain aims to reduce fuel and maintenance costs, besides being essential to minimize the carbon footprint in aviation,” explained José Neto, Planning and Management Director of Asta Linhas Aéreas.

Surf Air is developing Supplemental Type Certifications for both hybrid and fully-electric variants of the Cessna Grand Caravan. With target reductions of up to 50% direct operating costs and 100% in carbon emissions for the fully-electric powertrain, Surf Air believes the impact for other air operators around the world will be profound as the cost and environmental impact of flying is significantly reduced.

Surf Air recently announced similar electrified powertrain MOUs with other large Cessna Caravan air operators including Azul Conecta in Brazil, and Safarilink, Yellow Wings, Z.Boskovic, and Auric Air in East Africa.

Forward Looking Statements

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