NUNCATS electric sky jeep
NUNCATS electric sky jeep

More than a year ago, I advocated for the Isle of Man to lead the way for greener air travel. Since then, the Isle of Man Government has taken little public action on this area. Meanwhile, businesses in the United Kingdom and elsewhere are continuing to develop new and interesting options – options that are uniquely suited to the Isle of Man’s need for short-haul flights:

A UK-based aviation project called NUNCATS has successfully completed the maiden flight of its all-electric plane, described as an “electric sky jeep.” Looking ahead, the project’s goal is to expand the availability of healthcare by transporting doctors, medical supplies, and other cargo to remote parts of the world with zero emissions, helping save lives.

‘Electric sky jeep’ plane completes maiden flight with hopes to transport doctors and supplies to countries in need

Obviously, electric passenger aircraft transporting paying customers from the Isle of Man to the island of Great Britain are likely to require slightly larger carrying capacity than this specific vehicle – but these developments prove that with further research and improvements, the concept is attainable.

Michael Josem is a long-term consumer advocate, most prominently as a global leader in combating fraud in the online gambling industry. He was in part the inspiration for the 20th Century Fox Movie, Runner Runner, starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.

Josem has over a decade of experience as a senior business leader working across various high-tech and online industries, and takes action to build a better community. His primary volunteer roles include service for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and Graih, the homelessness charity.