Our VisionBringing the World Together

  • What We Believe

    What We Believe

    • The economics of the current generation of airplanes have forced the airlines to stop serving smaller communities.
    • We are at a crossroads of technology where significantly more efficient electric propulsion offers the possibility of a significant reduction in direct operating cost and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
    • We should take advantage of this monumental change to address the ever-reducing space/humanity in the cabin and address the increased risk of that reduced space to the capability of exiting the cabin in an emergency
  • Our Intentions

    Our Intentions

    • To develop an airplane that will provide an economic incentive for airlines to return to the smaller communities, away from big hubs and offer more point-to-point service
    • To design an airplane that will be the most efficient at onboard energy to flight energy conversion while minimizing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
Accessible Air Travel

Accessible Air Travel

To address the reduced space in airplane cabins that has led to the neglect of people with reduced mobility.

Our AircraftIntroducing the SY30J Pangea®

About the Aircraft

The AirCraft Company, a sustainable aviation company that was established to design, build, test, certify and produce the Pangea® family of hybrid-electric regional airplanes, is proud to introduce you to the SY30J Pangea® aircraft. The Entry Into Service (EIS) is planned for 2029.


  • Baseline capacity: 30 pax
  • Electric first aircraft, designed to use hybrid-on-demand
  • Range extender compatible with 100% SAF or H2
  • Fly-by-wire
  • Single Pilot Operation (SPO) certification
  • Advanced health-monitoring
  • Designed for operation from small airfields with little ground support
  • All-weather operation with Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) for access to airfields without precision navigation equipment

Mission Performance

  • 400 km zero-emission design range
  • 800+ km reduced emission design range

Field Performance

  • 3,500 feet takeoff distance under sea level standard day conditions
  • Worldwide, there are more than 5,550 runways with a length of 3,500 feet to 5,000 feet that are not currently used for regular commercial services as they are considered too short for jets. These would be available to the Pangea® family of hybrid-electric regional airplanes.
  • A NASA study shows that 90% of the US population lives within 17 miles of an airport with a runway of at least 3,500 feet.

Operating Economics

Read the Ask the Author article, “Mission Profiles for Electrically Powered Airplanes” by Mario Asselin. The article discusses the emerging market of electric aircraft, why the current airport model is set up for “old technology,” and how this affects electric aircraft missions and airport procedures.

Read Article

The Power of Kansas

If you have ever driven through Kansas, you will have felt the big skies inviting you to soar.

Our sustainable aviation company is based in Wichita, Kansas. Wichita has been to home of great aviation pioneers since the early days of powered flight. It is widely considered the Air Capital of the World. It is the home of major aircraft manufacturers and hundreds of aviation suppliers. Kansas aviation workforce is second to none and its academia is unparalleled in aerospace.

The winds of Kansas provide half of the energy demand (wind energy) for the state and Kansas’ fields have the potential to produce large quantities of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF, advanced biofuels).

Kansas will be the future home of sustainable aviation. 

Invest in Hybrid-Electric Flight

Join The AirCraft Company in our mission to produce the Pangea® family of hybrid-electric regional airplanes by becoming one of our visionary investors!

NewsRelated Company and Industry News

The AirCraft Company News

  • The AirCraft Company unveils the SY30J Pangea® hybrid-electric
    regional airliner family

    Today, 6 February 2023, The AirCraft company is proud to reveal the Pangea* hybrid-electric airliner family with the SY30J becoming the first member of the family. The design work on this family of airplanes started over a year ago. The airplane has been presented to some airlines with favorable reviews. Stay tuned for more updates coming in the months to come.

    Follow Updates on LinkedIn:
  • Meet The AirCraft Company and its SY30J Pangea

    The ideas being developed by the Asselin team are timely – focusing on regional air service as service gets cut back. Mario notes their airplane might achieve up to 90% lower costs than a regional jet. Achieving this will be music to US regional airlines and the RAA. Another disruptive idea coming at the right time.

    News from AirInsightGroup:
  • The AirCraft Company Unveils Wheelchair-Accessible, Hybrid-Electric Regional Airplane

    The AirCraft Company, a new start-up based in Wichita, Kansas, has revealed its plans to produce a hybrid-electric, 30-seat regional airliner. Called the Pangea SY30J, this new aircraft is projected to enter service in 2029.

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  • The Power of Kansas campaign

    Today, 27 February 2023, The AirCraft Company has launched The Power of Kansas campaign.


    The Power of Kansas
  • The AirCraft Company and NIAR Announce a new partnership for the future of aviation.

    Wichita, 22 March 2023


    Following the launch of the hybrid-electric SY30J Pangea 30 aircraft, The AirCraft Company (www.TheAirCraftCompany.org) and Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) will collaborate in the development of the Pangea family: a new class of hybrid-electric regional airliners and its associated technology.

    This collaboration provides the AirCraft Company access to skilled aerospace engineers and researchers and multiple specialized R&D laboratories, for rapid development of the Pangea family.

    The partnership of these two entities reinforces the recent “Power of Kansas” campaign launched by The AirCraft Company, highlighting the strength of the state to address the future of sustainable aviation.


    About The AirCraft Company

    The AirCraft Company, located in Wichita, Kansas, is developing the Pangea family of hybrid-electric regional airliner with design goals to:

    • Significantly reduce in direct operating cost,
    • Be able to operate from short runways so as to connect unserved communities,
    • To improve access to people with reduce mobility, and
    • Have zero to low greenhouse (GHG) gas emissions.

    The first airplane model for the Pangea family will be the 30-seater SY30J.

    The Power of Kansas campaign: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/mario-asselin-28b43423_ the-power-of-kansas-if-you-have-ever-driven-activity-7035240110375792641-wqTV?utm_ source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop



    About NIAR

    The National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University is the most capable university-based aviation research center in the U.S., providing research, design, testing, certification and training to the aviation, defense, manufacturing and related industries. NIAR has a $217 million annual budget, a staff of 1,100 and nearly two million square feet of laboratory and office space in six locations across the city of Wichita, the Air Capital of the World. Areas of expertise include Additive & Advanced Manufacturing; Advanced Coatings; Aerodynamics; Ballistics and Crash Dynamics; Composites and Advanced Materials; Digital Twin; Environmental and Electromagnetic Test; eXtended Reality; Flight Simulation; Full-Scale Structural Test; Non-Destructive Test; Sustainment; Reverse Engineering; Robotics/Automation and Virtual Engineering. NIAR is a department within the division of Industry and Defense Programs at Wichita State. www.niar.wichita.edu


    About Wichita State University

    Wichita State University is Kansas’ only urban public research university, enrolling almost 22,000 students between its main campus and WSU Tech, including students from every state in the U.S. and more than 100 countries. Wichita State and WSU Tech are recognized for being student centered and innovation driven.

    Located in the largest city in the state with one of the highest concentrations in the United States of jobs involving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), Wichita State University provides uniquely distinctive and innovative pathways of applied learning, applied research and career opportunities for all of our students.

    The Innovation Campus, which is a physical extension of the Wichita State University main campus, is one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing research/innovation parks, encompassing over 120 acres and is home to a number of global companies and organizations.

    For more information, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/wichitastate and Facebook at www.facebook.com/wichita.state.


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  • United States 2021 Aviation Climate Action Plan

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Contact UsContact The AirCraft Company

The AirCraft Company is located in Wichita, Kansas. If you are interested in learning more about the Pangea® family of hybrid-electric regional airplanes, becoming an investor, or our career opportunities, please complete the form below. We look forward to speaking with you!