Eviation Aircraft, a manufacturer of all-electric aircraft, successfully completed the first flight of its zero-emission Alice aircraft, a major milestone in electric aviation.

Alice lifted off at 7:10 am on Tuesday from Grant County International Airport (MWH), flying for 8 minutes at an altitude of 3,500 feet.

The flight of the technology demonstrator provided Eviation with data to further optimise the aircraft for commercial production.

‘Next era of aviation’

“Today we embark on the next era of aviation – we have successfully electrified the skies with the unforgettable first flight of Alice,” said Eviation President and CEO Gregory Davis.

“People now know what affordable, clean and sustainable aviation looks and sounds like for the first time in a fixed-wing, all-electric aircraft. This ground-breaking milestone will lead innovation in sustainable air travel, and shape both passenger and cargo travel in the future.”

Alice produces no carbon emissions, significantly reduces noise, and costs less to operate per flight hour compared to light jets or high-end turboprops.

Image credit: Eviation
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