Jul 4, 2021 - 10:28 am

Eviation Aircraft presents technical details for ‘Alice’

Eviation Aircraft has unveiled the design and technical configuration for its all-electric Alice aircraft, which is scheduled to make its maiden flight later this year. Certification and entry into service of the feeder aircraft is targeted for 2024.

Alice is an e-aircraft for nine passengers and two crew members, powered by two magni650 electric propulsion units, each with 640 kW of power from magniX. The fly-by-wire system comes from Honeywell, Eviation does not name the manufacturer of the battery system, but emphasises that it is based on currently available battery cells and does not rely on future advancements in battery technology.

The developer describes the ensemble as a “production configuration”, i.e. a setup intended for later production. “The unveiling of our Alice production design is a special day for Eviation and our partners. It also represents a final step in our iterative journey to the first flight of Alice,” expresses Omer Bar-Yohay, CEO of Eviation. “Electric aviation will continue to open up new opportunities for affordable, sustainable regional travel around the world. Alice is poised to make that possibility a reality soon.”

As for other recent performance figures for the model, the manufacturer’s website lists a range of up to 440 nautical miles, a top speed of 220 knots and a maximum payload of 2,500 pounds. Converted, that’s a good 800 kilometres, a good 400 km/h and 1,130 kilograms.

Meanwhile, the originally Israeli start-up has apparently moved its headquarters to the United States. Eviation Aircraft claims Arlington in the US state of Washington as its new headquarters.



2 Kommentare zu “Eviation Aircraft presents technical details for ‘Alice’

  1. Falstaff

    E aircraft announcements will need to post operating time per charge at cruise or battery capacity to become serious in passenger aviation, and not just “range”. Weather and airport congestion both mean 30- 45 min holding margins mandatory for delayed landing or alternate landing sites. So, a 440mi max range won’t allow safe passenger travel from A to B separated by 400mi.

    Appears this aircraft has a two hour op time, and some 40% of that will need to be in reserve.

  2. William Tahil

    Quite right. Part 121 or 135: be able to fly to the intended airport and land, fly to the alternate and hold for 45 minutes at normal cruise fuel consumption. Add on headwinds, a hot day, high airport elevations – like most of the wesern USA – and the performance of these battery electric aircraft is so marginal they will only be good for short hops.

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