First public demo of VoltAero Cassio 1 scheduled for June

The initial public presentation of VoltAero’s Cassio 1 hybrid-electric demonstrator is planned at next month’s France Air Expo in Lyon – with this flight-proven aircraft presented on static display at the three-day European general aviation event.

“France Air Expo is a natural choice for Cassio 1’s initial air show appearance,” said Jean Botti, VoltAero’s CEO and Chief Technology Officer. “We’ve already logged more than 40 hours during 70-plus flights with the demonstrator as we validate our hybrid-electric technology, and the time is right to enable the general aviation sector to see it first-hand at a major gathering.”

In addition to the presence of Cassio 1 – which will be flown to Lyon from VoltAero’s headquarters at Royan-Médis Airport in south-western France – the company also will be unveiling the first scale model of its series-production Cassio 2 version.

“We are particularly proud to welcome Cassio 1 as a world premiere at the 2021 edition of France Air Expo,” stated Didier Mary, the show’s organizer. “As a French company, VoltAero is once again demonstrating that our industry is ready to meet the challenges for aviation of the future.”

To be held June 17-19 at Lyon-Bron Airport, France Air Expo is one of the first large-scale aviation gatherings to be organized since the COVID-19 pandemic’s onset.

For more information on France Air Expo, visit the event’s website.

About VoltAero

VoltAero is taking electric aircraft to an entirely new level. Benefitting from 50-plus years of combined pioneering expertise, VoltAero is developing a truly unique general aviation airplane family – called Cassio – for safe, quiet, efficient and eco-friendly flight in hybrid-electric and electric modes. A flight demonstrator, along with a ground-based “iron bird” system test rig and a powertrain test bench, are validating the Cassio configurations, de-risking them for airworthiness certification and the subsequent application on new-production airplanes.