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June 14, 2024


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Eviation Aircraft announced that it completed its Alice aircraft’s Conceptual Design Review (CoDR). The review is a significant milestone, assuring a configuration that is both certifiable and enables streamlined manufacturing. It maintains Alice’s signature look while optimizing performance and enhancing its unmatched cabin experience.

The CoDR, conducted with the support of TLG Aerospace, built on the extensive data gathered from Alice’s pioneering 2022 flight, wind tunnel testing recently completed at the Kirsten Wind Tunnel in Seattle, feedback from Eviation’s customer advisory board, and months of engineering work.

Features introduced in the Production Aircraft design include:

  • A constant cross-section that reduces Alice’s part count and manufacturing costs while also enabling future variants of the aircraft
  • Structural segments designed for field re-assembly with standard tooling available to Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) services
  • A larger, centralized Energy Storage System (ESS) compartment above the wing that can integrate a range of ESS solutions now and in the future, in addition to streamlining certification
  • Optimized cabin space allows for a side-mounted carry-on stowage compartment unique in the commuter class

Creating the Future of Flight
Orders now total over $ 5 billion. “Completing the Conceptual Design Review is a major step in Alice’s journey, moving us significantly closer to aircraft certification and Entry Into Service,” said Andre Stein, CEO of Eviation. “The latest refinements have further enhanced the exceptional design of Alice, which has received orders from operators around the world keen to decarbonize their fleets. This is an exciting year for Eviation, as Alice makes tremendous strides toward making the electric aviation revolution a commercial reality.”

  • Eviation’s evolution continues and demonstrates that the emerging hybrid and all-electric aircraft will continue to be tweaked
  • The biggest challenge remains the power supply and the associated weight
  • But, equally, note the ongoing interest in these types of aircraft – even small nine-seaters
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Addison Schonland
Co-Founder AirInsight. My previous life includes stints at Shell South Africa, CIC Research, and PA Consulting. Got bitten by the aviation bug and ended up an Avgeek. Then the data bug got me, making me a curious Avgeek seeking data-driven logic. Also, I appreciate conversations with smart people from whom I learn so much. Summary: I am very fortunate to work with and converse with great people.

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