Fast, affordable and everywhere
What if you could get to places much faster than you can today? What if flying cost a lot less than it does today? If thousands of communities were connected by air service? What if aircraft were quieter, with far lower emissions?
We’re making it so.
Get there much faster — and on your schedule
Imagine leaving your doorstep in San Jose at 7 AM and making it to a 9:30 AM meeting in Pasadena. With Zunum Aero, simply drive to a nearby airfield and walk to your aircraft with bags in tow, for a trip that will take half the time and at a much lower fare. Or skip the meeting altogether, and be on the slopes in Tahoe by 8:40 AM for $100 round-trip, and back home the same evening.
Fly to thousands of communities
We are a land of towns and communities, many with airports, but few with regular air service. Our stock of 13,500 airports is the largest in the world, yet just 140 of the largest hubs carry over 97% of air traffic. This has left many of us with long drives to catch a flight, while on shorter trips we skip air travel altogether. Communities without good air service also struggle to attract investment and create jobs.
Electric aircraft of varying sizes are ideally suited to this critical need, requiring little support other than a GPS flightpath and a quick recharge or swap facility on the tarmac. Be it Moses Lake, Beaumont, Santa Fe or Butte: prepare for the convenience of frequent electric air service.
Did you know that short-haul flights produce over 40% of aviation emissions? With our aircraft, we believe these will be largely eliminated within twenty years. Our aircraft are “hybrid-to-electrics” that sip fuel only when they have to, will use even less over time as batteries upgrade, and will one day go completely without — so that flying will be kind to the Earth.
Who We Are
Ashish Kumar, Ph.D.
CEO, Zunum Aero
Aero Chief Engineer, Zunum Aero
Managing Director, Boeing HorizonX
SVP, Safety, Security and Training, JetBlue Airways
Birger Steen, Corporate development
Bonny Simi, Venture and strategy
Ed Lovelace, Ph.D., Electric vehicles
Ian Gilchrist, Aerodynamics
Jayant Sabnis, Ph.D., Propulsion system
Leo Casey, Ph.D., Power engineering
Michael Friend, Aircraft development
Oliver Masefield, Ph.D., Aircraft development
Pradeep Fernandes, Disruptive innovation
Ranbir Singh, Ph.D., Power Electronics
Ron-Ho Ni, Ph.D., Propulsor development