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Coffee Q&A: Electric Airplanes – EarthTech Month Series

April 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

CapeAir Electric Planes

EarthTech MonthPart of our EarthTech Month Sustainable Energy series.

Dan Wolf & Jim Wolf, Cape Air
Friday, April 23, 10AM
Online via Zoom – Register for free below

Have you heard about electric planes? Learn all about airplanes of the future during a special Zoom event on April 23, when the Cape Cod Technology Council welcomes former State Senator and Founder/CEO of Cape Air Dan Wolf for an exciting discussion on the greening of air travel.

Dan will be joined by his brother, Jim Wolf, Cape Air’s Director of Sustainability.  Together, they will talk about their commitment to sustainability, their accomplishments to date, and their exciting new plans to move toward electric-powered airplanes.

Cape Air is set to make aviation history! It’s the first airline in the world to order commercial airplanes that run on electric batteries. Cape Air founder and CEO Dan Wolf says the nine-passenger, all-electric plane — with a range of 650 miles — could mean more frequent flights, to more places, and potentially cheaper tickets.The electric planes could be flying above New England and beyond by 2023.

Dan Wolf founded Cape Air in 1989 with one route between Boston and Provincetown, eight employees and a first-year total of just 8,000 passengers. Today, Cape Air, along with sister airline Nantucket Airlines, is the largest commuter airline in the United States. Dan’s secondary education was at Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, PA, followed by a bachelor’s degree in Political Philosophy from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. At the Quaker School of Aeronautics he received a degree in Airframe and Power Plant Maintenance. He has worked as a community and union organizer in the Boston area and managed the Chatham Municipal Airport, where he also worked as a flight instructor and aircraft mechanic.

In addition to being Director of Sustainability at Cape Air, Jim Wolf also spends his working life in energy efficient construction/renovation/adaptive re-use, and historic preservation. He also spent three years working with the homeless population and many years in the arts (storytelling and teaching oral narrative technique).  He’s proud to say the Cape Air has long been “Net Zero” in electricity consumption on the Cape and Islands, and also loves to talk about the success of the company’s recent introduction of employee electric vehicle rebates and free workplace charging stations. His secondary education was at Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, followed with a BA in Literature from Harvard University.

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Online via Zoom – register for free below



April 23, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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