Electra was founded with a mission to decarbonize aviation and bring air transportation to every part of the world. Electra’s founder and CEO, Dr. John Langford, a serial aerospace entrepreneur with two prior successful exits, has developed the most ambitious aircraft designs for three decades. Joined by long-time collaborators from Aurora Flight Sciences, MIT, Boeing, Airbus, Pilatus, and Hondajet, Electra’s team combines deep expertise in electric flight, sustainable aircraft design, STOL/blown lift technology and aircraft certification and production.

Fall 2020
Electra founded with the goal to transform air mobility and help decarbonize aviation with a new blown lift aircraft design.
Spring 2021
Electra joins the US Air Force’s Agility Prime program. Developed high-fidelity aerodynamics model and simulation. Validated ability of non-expert pilots to perform repeated precision landings given range of augmentation modes.
Summer 2021
Started STOL operations testing with flying testbed. eSTOL product launched.
Fall 2021
Performed electric propulsor and acoustic testing at Electra’s propulsion development facility in Bleienbach, Switzerland.
Winter 2021
Lockheed Martin joins Electra as strategic investor. Began integrated turbo-generator testing. Successfully demonstrated battery pack thermal runaway containment.
Spring 2022
Electra’s order book surpasses break-even with customers spanning urban and regional air mobility, VIP and charter, cargo logistics and emergency response operations. Electra acquires Airflow further strengthening its team.
Summer 2022
Completed fully integrated hybrid-electric propulsion system test. Commenced 2-seat, piloted tech demonstrator airframe build. Electra joins the NASA National Campaign.
Fall 2022
Electra flew its first electric aircraft.
Spring 2023
U.S. Air Force Awards Electra Strategic Funding Partnership Valued up to $85M.
Summer 2023
Electra unveils full-scale technology demonstrator aircraft to begin flight testing its proprietary eSTOL technology.