Eviation Aircraft, a global manufacturer of all-electric aircraft, has taken delivery of the first Alice EPU from magniX, the company powering the electric aviation revolution. This is a major milestone in the build of Alice as it prepares for its first flight later this year.
The Alice is all-electric aircraft which can fly nine passengers for up to 440 nautical miles. It will be powered exclusively by magniX propulsion systems.
The flight-proven magniX Electric Propulsion Units (EPUs) have been powering aircraft in flight since December 2019 and are on a path to FAA Part 33 certification in 2022. The EPUs offer an exceptional level of redundancy and reliability with consistent performance.
Eviation Aircraft Ltd. is developing and manufacturing efficient electric aircraft to make electric aviation a competitive and sustainable alternative for the on-demand mobility of people and goods. It operates in the US and Israel.
Eviation CEO Omer Bar-Yohay said, “The magniX delivery is one of the key milestones in getting emission free, low-cost, all-electric aviation off the ground with the first flight of Alice. After many successful flights and tests of the magniX EPUs, we are confident the system will propel us to bringing Alice to market, and delivering a sustainable, scalable mobility solution that will revolutionise passenger and cargo flights.”
Roei Ganzarski, CEO of magniX, said, “The Alice is the epitome of the future of air transportation. All-electric by design, taking advantage of light-weight powerful and reliable propulsion systems. Together, we will enable a great flying experience – zero emissions, quieter, lower cost, all from and to airports closer to more communities.”
Eviation will soon begin a robust flight testing and certification program.