For the first time ever, an all electric passenger plane successfully completed its first flight.
Eviation Aircraft’s Alice, the world’s first all-electric passenger 9-seat plane, successfully completed the ﬁrst ﬂight in Washington, reaching 3,500ft.
Alice lifted off at 7:10 a.m. from Grant County International Airport (MWH), ﬂying for 8 minutes at an altitude of 3,500 feet. This trailblazing ﬂight of the technology demonstrator provided Eviation with invaluable data to further optimize the aircraft for commercial production.
“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 a fraction to operate per ﬂight hour compared to light jets or high-end turboprops.
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