Fly Big, a recently formed airline in India, has signed a contract with MONTE for two DHC-6-400 aircraft. Fly Big now plans to operate zero-emission aircraft. It would be installed on RCS-UDAN lines in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, northern Indian states. As part of their efforts to cut emissions from their operations and migrate to a fleet of zero-emission aircraft, Flybig is the first operator in India to sign such cooperation.
A regional airline in India called Flybig offers point-to-point flights to small towns throughout the country using its fleet of DHC-6-400 and ATR aircraft. Flybig has unveiled a #GoGreen project in an effort to lessen the carbon footprint of their fleet and promote the decarbonization of aviation in India. As we continue to support the regional aviation sector’s transition to net zero, we are thrilled to collaborate with the flybig team.
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (“De Havilland Canada”) announced on March 2022 that Big Charter Private Limited has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase up to ten new Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft for operation by its promoted airline, flybig. The companies will work towards a definitive purchase agreement that would include five firm-ordered aircraft and options for another five.
Speaking on the partnership, Mr. Timothy Eyre, Investment Director of MONTE said, “MONTE is pleased to announce an agreement with flybig to explore the conversion of its fleet to zero-emission propulsion technologies (electric/hybrid / hydrogen propulsion). MONTE will not only assist flybig to identify the most suitable zero-emission propulsion technology for their operations, but will also offer financing for the conversion of its fleet once this technology is approved and certified.”
Announcing the #GoGreen initiative of flybig, its CMD Mr. Saanjay Mandavia said, “We are committed towards a zero emission fleet and to reduce carbon emissions in air transportation in India. Signing an agreement with MONTE is a crucial step in shrinking our fleet’s carbon footprint.” “This initiative will not only revolutionize air travel in India, but also reduce the cost of flying with flybig,” he added.