We are thrilled to have you join us on our journey to revolutionize the world of electric flying. The initial idea for EFC was born in Helmond on November 12th, 2021, at a meeting of passionate electric flying enthusiasts at the Automotive Campus.
The signs are all there
At Electric Flying Connection (EFC), we envision a future where electric flying is a mainstream transportation option for distances of 200-500 km. Imagine being able to travel not only between major airports, but also between smaller, regional hubs - all while being climate neutral. With over 2000 regional airports in Europe alone, the potential for electric flying to connect these hubs and revolutionize interregional travel is limitless.
And that's just the beginning. As technology advances and renewable energy becomes more readily available, we believe that a significant portion of traditional fossil fuel flights up to 1,000 km can be replaced by electric flying. The signs are all there - from the rapid development of battery technology to the availability of renewable energy, to the dozens of new electric planes and VTOLs in development. EFC is at the forefront of this movement, working to make electric flying a reality for everyone.
What can EFC do for you?
EFC's Working Groups
In collaboration with our members, we've established six specialized working groups, each tackling unique aspects of this endeavor. Join us as we explore how these concerted efforts are driving innovation and sustainability in aviation.
How does the network of over 2000 airports in Europe provide an ideal platform for point-to-point transportation services?
Aircraft Processes & Components
How will electric aviation influence the procedures for aircraft manufacturing and certification?
How can we develop hubs for boarding, charging, and flying procedures, not only for major airports but also for smaller regional airfields?
Knowledge & Training
How to sustainably educate our upcoming pilots and other aviation personnel. And how to share knowledge?
How can we foster an ecosystem where all pertinent stakeholders in electric aviation collaborate in the most efficient manner?
How to create compelling narratives and engage all relevant entities to collectively articulate a unified message about the potential of electric aviation?
Our mission is to revolutionise transportation by building a network of organisations dedicated to creating a value chain for electric flying. We understand that there is a lot of work to be done to connect all players involved and build this innovative value chain. From the development of new electric planes or the refurbishment of existing planes with electric planes to the upgrade of regional airports to mobility hubs powered by renewable energy. and the establishment of state-of-the-art infrastructure and standards for charging electric planes with green energy.
We believe that by working together and building on the knowledge and experience of the electric car industry, we can establish electric airlines, flying schools, and electric general aviation. Additionally, we aim to create information networks and systems that interact with current modes of transportation and work closely with continental, central, regional, and local government bodies, safety, and regulatory bodies, and educational and research institutes. At EFC, we understand that to make electric flying a success we need to work in close cooperation with the existing aviation industry. By joining our community, you will be a part of a movement to create a sustainable mode of transportation for the future. We're here to connect with you!
Jurjen de Jong
Join the electric flying revolution!
2 Membership options to choose from
We are working hard on a new organization and processes. As a starting organization, we fully depend on membership fees for funding. Therefore we hope that most applicants become full members to support us in setting up a professional organization and provide the necessary services for our members.
What's the reason behind the name 'Electric Flying Connection' for EFC?
EFC's philosophy revolves around the power of the team and the vision it carries. The essential element bridging these two aspects is 'the connection'. We, at EFC, are committed to forging this connection by cultivating an ecosystem where all relevant entities work in harmony towards a shared goal. This way, we ensure the right parties are linked together, propelling our mission forward.
Where and when is EFC founded?
The initial idea for EFC was born in Helmond on November 12th, 2021, at a meeting of passionate electric flying enthusiasts at the Automotive Campus. However, it was not long before we moved to Airport Teuge, the center of sustainable aviation, where we have grown EFC into a real association.
Why does EFC concentrate solely on electric flights, excluding hydrogen or Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)?
At EFC, we hold a firm belief in maintaining a concentrated focus on our endeavors and objectives. This is not to suggest that we discredit other avenues of sustainable aviation. Rather, we choose to devote our resources and attention to the area of battery-powered aviation as our primary focus.
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We are soon releasing a comprehensive whitepaper. This essential guide will be available for download shortly. We appreciate your interest and look forward to sharing our knowledge with you.
Thijs is a visionary entrepreneur and founder of Lucy, Europe's first all-electric airliner. With his passion for sustainable innovation, Thijs is a well-known key player in the field of electric aviation and is dedicated to creating a greener future for the industry.
Jurjen de Jong
Jurjen is a results-driven entrepreneur (e.g. co-founder of NRG2fly), advisor, and investor with over 12 years of experience in eMobility and Renewable Energy. He has a proven track record of success in these fields and is committed to driving change toward a more sustainable future.
Merlijn van Vliet
Merlijn is a creative entrepreneur with a passion for building sustainable brands. He is the co-owner of E-Flight, the world's first electric flight academy. With his combination of creativity, business acumen and passion for sustainability, Merlijn is helping to shape the future of the electric flight industry.
Maarten is a high-tech systems scientist and a well-known keynote speaker. He holds the position of Scientific Director at EindhovenEngine, and he's Distinguished Professor at TUeindhoven. He is a leading voice in the field and regularly speaks at conferences and events to share his insights and knowledge.