Sustainable Aviation Project

What is the Measure C
Electric Planes Program?

Four brand new electric airplanes were delivered to Chandler Airport as part of the Sustainable Aviation Program in partnership with the Cities of Mendota and Reedley, CALSTART and Reedley College to create an electric airplane student-training program, one of the first in the nation.

2PM Thursday, October 29, 2020

Reedley Municipal Airport

The Fresno County Transportation Authority (FCTA) New Technology Program awarded $1,071,348 to the Sustainable Aviation Project as seed money to CALSTART, the Cities of Mendota and Reedley, to assist in purchasing four electric airplanes in 2018 and begin teaching students to become pilots in Fresno County.


“The FCTA is excited to see state of the art opportunities available to our students in solar and electric power that will move us forward for future generations,” said, Supervisor Buddy Mendes, FCTA Chair.

About Measure C

Measure C is a major part of making Fresno County a great place to live, work and play. Since 1986, the Measure C program has transformed Fresno County residents’ daily commute and quality of life through building and improving 1,200 miles of local streets, county roads and state highways. Measure C funds local and regional transit services, building trails, bike lanes and ADA facilities, while leading initiatives to better our air quality and bolster the local economy. Measure C successfully leverages local dollars with other resources to deliver billions of dollars in local transportation improvements, while providing tens of thousands of jobs. For a complete breakdown of funding initiatives, visit To view a copy of Measure C’s 2019 annual report, visit

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