Orders for the Eviation Alice surpass US$ 2 billion
The Eviation Alice made its inaugural flight on September 27, 2022, at Grant County International Airport (MWH) in Washington, United States, becoming the first all-electric commuter jet to pass this test.
Eviation Aircraft, an all-electric aircraft manufacturer, announced that the order book for its world-leading nine-seater all-electric Alice airplane has passed US$ 2 billion.
The Eviation Alice made its inaugural flight on September 27, 2022, at Grant County International Airport (MWH) in Washington, United States, becoming the first all-electric commuter jet to pass this test. This monumental achievement marked the beginning of a new era in Alice's growth.
Eviation is presently concentrating on its certification program in order to complete Entry into Service (EIS). Customers have included US regional carriers Cape Air and Global Crossing, as well as German airline operator EVIA AERO.
"Our order book passing the US$ 2 billion mark is a significant commercial milestone," said Gregory Davis, President and CEO, Eviation. "This success demonstrates that Alice is leading the industry and meeting the market demand for zero-carbon flight. We are already seeing a growing clamour from passengers for sustainable aviation, matched by an increasingly robust attitude from regulators. By ordering the Alice, our forward-thinking customers are positioning themselves wisely for the future."
The Alice, built from a clean-sheet design around all-electric propulsion, produces no carbon emissions and costs significantly less to operate per flight hour compared to light jets or high-end turboprops. The aircraft is also quieter than combustion engine aircraft, allowing more flights into cities and communities where noise is a factor. Together, these developments promise to usher in a new era of low-cost point-to-point travel, reshaping the commuter and regional air market. Alice is powered by two magni650 electric propulsion units developed by magniX, the global industry leader in flight-proven electric propulsion systems.
"With almost 300 aircraft now on order, the Alice is receiving strong customer endorsement. The aircraft is capturing the hearts and minds of the marketplace with its beautiful design, low operating costs and carbon zero footprint," said Eddie Jaisaree, Vice President, Commercial Sales at Eviation. "The Alice will not just protect the planet but also create a more enjoyable flight experience for passengers. Considering the environmental and fuel cost challenges facing conventional airlines, incorporating the Alice into our customers' fleets will give them a significant competitive advantage."