REGIONAL Express (REX) has announced its investment in Dovetail Electric Aviation, an Australian-based company which is spearheading the conversion of turbine-powered aircraft to electric, emission-free propulsion.
The agreement sees Rex take a 20% stake in Dovetail, building on the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two companies in July 2022.
Dovetail recently received a $3 million grant from the Federal Government’s Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) program, and will use the funds to develop electric propulsion systems for aircraft used on regional routes operated by Rex and other regional airlines.
Dovetail also recently announced the successful completion of initial ground tests involving a small-scale Electric Propulsion System (EPS) to spin a three blade propeller for the first time.
Rex revealed it will appoint one of its Board members to sit on the Board of Dovetail.