Eviation announced an LoI for 20 Alice for Northern Territory Air Services (NTAS), an Australian scheduled airline and charter aircraft operator. NTAS is based in Alice Springs. The airline links passengers arriving and departing from Alice Springs, Uluru, and Mt. Isa Airports. Eviation adds an Australian customer.
NTAS specializes in scheduled and charter air services for business groups, private and tourist travel, and cargo. The company has prioritized adopting carbon-free and sustainable technologies and is working with various stakeholders to support the introduction of all-electric flights.
“Australia is recognized around the world for its breathtaking scenery, and adopting carbon-free technologies is fundamental to preserving the environment for future generations,” said Ian Scheyer, CEO of Northern Territory Air Services. “Eviation’s all-electric Alice aircraft provides us with the opportunity to chart a sustainable path forward in connecting communities across the country. With the adoption of electric aviation, we will be able to provide cost-effective and convenient passenger and cargo flights across the outback.”
These LoI’s should secure funding easily, given the net zero goal set by Australia. There is a strong push for SAF, with Qantas and Airbus cooperating on a SAF investment. The deal is an important win for Eviation after winning a deal in Germany. This starts to give the Alice program a global customer base. Eviation will, of course, have to deliver product support equal to this customer base.
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