Eviation and Evia sign LoI for 25 Alices
Eviation Aircraft and Evia Aero have signed a letter of intent (LoI) for 25 Alice aircraft.
The Alice will become Evia’s primary aircraft when it launches operations as a sustainable regional carrier. The Germany-based airline plans to operate point-to-point, regional travel within Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Austria and the Netherlands.
A start-up Evia is developing what it calls the electric aviation ecosystem, from electricity generation to flight operations. The firm will generate electricity regionally through photovoltaic power plants, supporting the energy framework required to make widespread deployment a reality.
Florian Kruse, founder and CEO, Evia Aero said: “Together with Eviation, a pioneer of electric flight, we will introduce a fleet of zero-emission aircraft that will transform the way we experience regional travel in Europe. We are deeply committed to holistically transforming the aviation industry by implementing a complete cycle of local energy generation, storage, and flight operations.”
Alice is targeted at both commuter and cargo markets, Eviation says it will typically operate flights ranging up to 250nm.
Loic Questiaux, sales director, EMEA, Eviation, said: “As an early adopter of all-electric air travel and sustainable technologies, EVIA AERO shares Eviation’s dedication to social responsibility.”
Gregory Davis, president and CEO, Eviation, added: “The creation of an all-electric European commuter fleet of Alice aircraft will advance an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable future of flight. Evia further showcases the commitment of German-based companies to revolutionise air travel. Together we can enable a future where electric air travel is the standard for the next generation.”
The deal follows Eviation’s maiden flight of the Alice on 27 September 2022.