Electric aircraft manufacturer Eviation is accelerating the development work on its Alice commuter plane with the appointment of an aerospace engineering company.

Eviation has appointed TLG Aerospace, a Seattle-based firm, for the design of the production configuration of the Alice aircraft.

TLG Aerospace is one of the leading engineering firms within the aviation industry with expertise from product development to certification.

Eviation’s nine-passenger aircraft is an all-electric, clean-sheet design. The developers have integrated magniX’s electric propulsion system, meaning Alice produces zero carbon emissions.

Lower operating costs

Eviation states the aircraft features lower operating costs per flight hour than light jets or high-end turboprops, providing the opportunity to activate more routes, improving the convenience of air travel.

“Establishing the production configuration of the Alice aircraft is an important milestone in the programme,” said Gregory Davis, CEO of Eviation.

“This allows us to complete the design of the production version of the aircraft, a significant step on Alice’s path to certification.

“We are excited to work with the expert engineering team at TLG Aerospace to take Alice into this next stage of bringing zero carbon, cost-effective and convenient air travel to the market.”

‘Significant chapter in the development of the Alice aircraft’

“TLG Aerospace is thrilled to be joining this significant chapter in the development of the Alice aircraft,” said Steve Muenzberg, CEO of TLG Aerospace.

“Alice is an innovative, beautifully designed plane and a vital solution to reduce the aviation industry’s carbon emissions.

“At TLG Aerospace we are committed to supporting the aviation industry’s transition to sustainability, and working with Eviation’s Alice is a tremendous opportunity to contribute to this critical initiative.”

Eviation recently announced that Monte, a UK-based regional aircraft lessor focused on sustainable aviation, has signed a letter of intent for up to 30 aircraft.

Monte will provide financing and leasing solutions for the aircraft and its charging infrastructure to its global customer base of regional aircraft operators.
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