Land and sea, the Jetka PHA-ZE 100 electric seaplane has got you covered
Designed by Swiss company Jetka, the zero-emissions Jetka PHA-ZE 100 electric seaplane can fly up to 10,000 feet in the air and cruise around 100 miles on the ground. We’re only a handful of years away from its debut as customers of the PHA-ZE 100 can expect to receive delivery by the end of 2028.
The Jetka PHA-ZE 100 electric seaplane is offered in seven distinct configurations to accommodate a variety of customers, from regular commuters to wealthy people with private islands. Available configurations include a 19-passenger economy jet, an executive-class layout with four plush seats and nine economy seats, and a VIP model with a roomy lounge area with couches and four seats.
“Suddenly, areas that were difficult to reach or had limitations due to ecological regulations are accessible,” stated CEO of Switzerland-based Jekta, George Alafinov to Robb Report. “Luxury travel is about the destination but also how to get there. It can be tiresome, and it can take away from what lies ahead.”
Alafinov recognizes that the PHA-ZE 100 is more environmentally friendly than the options currently available in the market. This is due to the fact that electric planes are quieter and can take off and land on water, negating the need to build additional airports. Alafinov also asserts that this technology will speed up commutes for millions of islands. They can arrive at the city center in 10 minutes as opposed to 40 minutes on a boat.
Jekta plans to use high-voltage technology to accomplish a 45-minute charging period. The company is open to the idea of switching from battery-electric technologies to hydrogen-powered systems. Alafinov claims that the Jetka PHA-ZE 100 electric seaplane’s design places the batteries in the wing “so that the operator can switch out the batteries without needing to buy a new aircraft.”
“We need to think about how it’s going to be used in 30 years, so we need to future-proof it now.” Alafinov added.