On Tuesday, as part of the Le Bourget exhibition in Paris, an electric aircraft “Alice” made its debut. The plane is capable of flying up to 650 miles with nine passengers. Its manufacturer targets regional routes. It was reported by Reuters.
Eviation representatives point out that the environmental impact of air travel has become one of the main challenges, as many airlines have long been looking for ways to solve emissions issue and reduce the cost of flights with the help of innovative developments and technologies.
“Operating at a fraction of the costs of conventional jetliners, our Alice will redefine how people travel regionally and usher in a new era of flying that is quieter, cleaner and cost effective,” Eviation CEO Omer Bar-Yohay said.
He also said that Alice will fly to France – from Paris to Toulouse, in Norway – from Oslo to Trondheim, and in California – from San José to San Diego.
Cape Air, one of the largest regional airlines in the United States, will be the first commercial customer.
“We see tremendous opportunities to reduce the environmental impact of our operations,” Cape Air founder and CEO Dan Wolf stated.
After testing flights this year and certification in 2021, Eviation plans to begin deliveries for commercial use in 2022.
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