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    Boeing and JetBlue Back Electric Jet Startup

    Can they recharge the industry? Zunum Aero, a hybrid and electric aircraft startup that’s been flying under the radar for three years, is banking on it. Airline giants JetBlue and Boeing have now invested an undisclosed amount in the Seattle company, which hopes to “reinvent regional air travel.” Its electric jets rely primarily on battery power and produce 80 percent lower emissions than traditional aircraft. Zunum’s short-haul planes, which will carry 10 to 50 passengers and fly up to 1,000 miles, are set to take flight in the next decade.

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