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Eviation’s World-First All-Electric Aircraft is Taking Flight Later This Year

It’s been a tough couple of years for the aviation industry, so we are thrilled to share some exciting news for sky bird lovers. Washington State-based Eviation Aircraft Inc. unveiled the design for its first all-electric aircraft, named Alice. Scheduled to take its inaugural flight later this year, this compact commuter plane could pioneer the future of air travel.

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Unveiling the aircraft earlier this month, Eviation CEO Omer Bar-Yohay said: “Sharing our production Alice design is a special day for Eviation and our partners. It also represents a final step in our iterative journey toward Alice’s first flight,” He continued: “Electric aviation will continue to open up new possibilities for affordable, sustainable regional travel around the world. Alice is poised to turn that possibility into reality soon.”

With zero carbon emission, this nine-passenger, two-crew member aircraft creates minimal noise, reduced vibration and considerably lower operating costs. Boasting the only flight proven electric propulsion engine at this scale, Alice is powered by two magni650 propulsion units from magniX. Additionally, the plane’s fly-by-wire system has been made by Honeywall.

In terms of performance, the plane has a cruise speed of over 220ktas (404 km/h) and a max cruise altitude of 32,000 ft. It uses a single-volume, high density battery system from battery cell technology already exists. Furthermore, the design elements and programming allow reliable pilots to easily transition to flying the electric aircraft, facilitating its path to market.

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Alice Eviation Aircraft Inc

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