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Lessor Avolon in eVTOL aircraft deal with Turkey’s Gozen Holding

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(Reuters) – Irish aircraft leasing company Avolon said on Tuesday it had set up a partnership with Turkish aviation group Gozen Holding to pioneer eVTOL flying in Turkey using aircraft it plans to buy from Britain’s Vertical Aerospace. Under the deal, the parent of Turkish charter firm Freebird Airlines will buy or lease up to 50 electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVOTL) aircraft from Avolon, with options to purchase or lease another 50. The idea is to use the new “flying taxi” technology to leapfrog chronic traffic jams in Istanbul, one of the world’s most congested cities, and connect t…

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