ARLINGTON, Wash., - Eviation Aircraft, a global manufacturer of all-electric commuter aircraft based in Arlington, Wash., and Massachusetts-based Cape Air, a commuter airline, have announced a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the purchase of 75 all-electric Alice commuter aircraft.
Eviation unveiled the Alice aircraft at the 2019 Paris Air Show. The Arlington, Wash.-based company worked with partners Honeywell (flight-by-wire systems), Siemens (EPUs), Hartzell (propellers), magniX (EPUs) and Magnaghi Aeronautica (LG) in outfitting the electric aircraft.
The electric flyer can move the 11 people and a maximum payload of 2,500 pounds on board at 240 knots to a range up to 650 miles. Eviation says its Alice is the first FAR23 aircraft with a fly-by-wire, fully electronic flight control system with touchscreen displays. Alice is powered by a magniX-manufactured electric motor.
"Truly sustainable aviation not only reduces the impact of air travel on the environment but also makes business sense," said Jessica Pruss, Vice President of Sales at Eviation. "We are proud to support Cape Air, a recognized leader in regional air travel, to chart a new path in delivering innovative solutions that benefit airline operators, passengers, communities and society."
"Cape Air remains committed to sustainability, growth, and innovation, and our partnership with Eviation allows for these commitments to become a reality," said Cape Air President and CEO Linda Markham. "Our customers will be at the forefront of aviation history and our communities will benefit from emission-free travel."