The "Electric Islander"
About the Project
There are a growing number of projects across the world modifying existing hydrocarbon powered aircraft to hybrid or full electric power standard. Other projects are designing all new electric powered aircraft. Most of these aircraft are single engine visual flight only aircraft. Most of those are development or test aircraft. A very few are cleared for limited training flights. There are very few projects to develop modified or from new designs of twin-engine public transport aircraft capable of instrument flight. Of these Project Fresson’s Islander design is in the vanguard.
Harrisson Aviation are in full collaboration with Project Fresson to introduce the Electric Islander into public transport scheduled air service in the Channel Islands. The short inter-island routes, the island’s geographic location and its mature finance industry are all an ideal match for this task. High quality public relations and media services in the islands will allow the entire process to be followed closely so presenting to the world the forward looking, tech savvy, positive nature of the Channel Islands and all their existing social, economic, business and finance capabilities. This entire process will be achieved in a carefully planned phased manner over the next 48 months with very high world media attention from day one.
The environmental effect of introducing the ELECTRIC ISLANDER into scheduled passenger service within the Channel Islands:
Achieve a carbon neutral Inter-Island Air Service
Demonstrate to the world the Channel Islands’ powerful will to tackle global warming
Reduce overall energy & material consumption
The economical effect of introducing the ELECTRIC ISLANDER into scheduled passenger service within the Channel Islands:
Reduce aircraft operational and maintenance costs
Reduce ticket cost
Create a stable & sustainable financial model