Dallas, Chicago: Boeing and JetBlue Airways are investing in a start-up developing an electric-powered aircraft with the potential to transform short-haul flights. Zunum Aero is designing and building 10- to 50-seat planes for trips of 1,126 kilometres initially and as much as 1,609 kilometres by 2030. The aircraft would fill a “vast regional transport gap” and reduce travel times in busy corridors by as much as 40 per cent, and by 80 per cent in areas with less traffic, Zunum said in a statement Wednesday.