On-demand air charter service company, Flapper, has signed a letter of intent with Destinus SA, a European aerospace company that develops high-speed hydrogen-powered aircraft. The LOI represents a commitment by both companies to intercontinental plans to open future express air cargo routes in Latin America and Europe.
Through this agreement, companies will collaborate on a mission with the intention of connecting the world in an efficient and sustainable way. With speed five times faster than today’s lightest commercial aircraft, Destinus will open up new possibilities for transporting valuable and critical goods. In addition, the aircraft will fly with hydrogen that releases zero carbon emissions into the air during flight. The cargo segment accounts for about 30% of Flapper’s business, through the international transportation of goods such as emergency spare parts, medical equipment, banking services, high-income products, mining, and diplomatic items.
“Latin America is a key market for us,” said Mikhail Kokorich, CEO of Destinus. “Partnering with Flapper will help us gain a direct insight into the express cargo market and explore new route options across the Atlantic Ocean.”
Paul Malicki, Flapper’s CEO, says: “In emergency situations, every second matters. The disruption of the supply chain caused by the pandemic has put aviation at the forefront of specialized cargo operations. Using Destinus’ hydrogen-powered aircraft, we aim to shorten the delivery time of existing long-range cargo missions to a fraction of what it is today. “
Flapper currently has a pan-American presence with offices in Florida (USA), Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico. Its high-value cargo services are concentrated in five segments: banks, high-income individuals, mining, diplomacy and international organizations and special freight.