With net zero technologies for long-haul flights still far in the future, opportunities may lie with smaller operators flying shorter distances

In late September the first fixed-wing passenger electric passenger aircraft took off from Grant County international airport in the US state of Washington. The nine-seater charter plane – known as Alice – soared to 3,500 feet for eight minutes.

Less than two months later, Northern Territory Air Services, a scheduled airline and charter operator, put in an order to bring 20 of the aircraft to Australia with plans to fly passengers from Darwin to Uluru and Mount Isa.

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