Southern Airways Adds Electric Seagliders
Southern Airways Express, a Florida-based commuter airliner, announced on Dec. 1 that it will buy 20 Regent electric seagliders. The deal, which is valued at $250M, includes plans to acquire 15 Regent Viceroys, a 12-passenger seaglider (shown), and five Monarchs, a 100-passenger seaglider. Southern Airways will introduce the seaglider in its New England and south Florida markets. According to Regent, its seagliders will transport commercial passengers and cargo up to 180 miles (290 km) and at a maximum speed of 180 mph (290 km/h). “We not only plan to integrate seagliders into our existing air-transportation networks at coastal airports, but also to offer new downtown-to-downtown direct routes along coastal corridors,” said Stan Little, chairman and CEO of Southern Airways, in a statement.