Quantum Air has signed a purchase deposit agreement to buy 22 of Bye Aerospace’s all-electric four-seat eFlyer 4s and two 2-seat eFlyer 2 aircraft.

Quantum also signed an agreement to acquire two future advanced aircraft that are currently under development from Bye Aerospace.

Bye Aerospace CEO George Bye said: “One of Quantum Air’s goals is to disrupt aviation, providing more accessible, cost-efficient, high-speed air transportation solutions including FAA Part 135 on-demand air taxi travel to help alleviate the noise and CO2 emissions challenges that accompany traditional internal combustion aircraft.”

Bye Aerospace said that the on-demand air-taxi is designed for its all-electric eFlyer 4s.

Quantum Air CEO Tony Thompson said: “Since the dawn of flight, point-to-point air travel has been a luxury available only to a privileged few. Quantum’s groundbreaking air taxi service will finally make point-to-point air travel widely available.”

Quantum’s eFlyers fleet is noted to be the first air taxi service in Los Angeles.

Quantum vice-president and chief pilot Scott Akina said: “By electrifying aviation, Quantum will ignite urban and regional mobility. Electric aircraft are safer, quieter and more efficient than legacy aircraft, and they are more fun, more comfortable, and do not pollute.”

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Bye Aerospace said that the development of the FAA FAR 23-certified family of eFlyer general aviation aircraft is currently underway and ready for the flight training mission.

The company’s existing and future fleet of eFlyer 2, as well as the eFlyer 4, will feature unique engineering, research, and electric aircraft solutions that do not produce any carbon emissions.

Its aircraft fleet is designed according to market standards, operating at reduced cost with zero emissions and decreased noise.

Last August, Bye Aerospace completed the maiden flight of the solar electric technology demonstrator prototype of its StratoAirNet and Solesa families of medium-altitude aircraft at Northern Colorado Regional Airport in the US.