Eviation and Northern Territory sign LoI for 20 Alice aircraft


Eviation Aircraft has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with Australian operator, Northern Territory Air Services (NTAS) for the purchase of 20 Alice aircraft. 

Based in Alice Springs, NTAS provides a link to major airlines for passengers arriving and departing from Alice Springs, Uluru and Mt. Isa Airports. It flies mainly scheduled and charter air services for business groups, private and tourist travel, and cargo transport. The Alice fleet forms part of the NTAS’ transition to emissions-free operations.  

Ian Scheyer, CEO of Northern Territory Air Services said: “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.”

The Eviation Alice, capable of carrying nine passengers, or 2,600 lbs, is built from a clean-sheet design around magniX’s electric propulsion system. The aircraft will typically operate flights ranging from 150miles to 250miles.

Gregory Davis, president and CEO of Eviation said: “The introduction of sustainable technology to meet the needs of NTAS and its customers demonstrates the versatility of electric aviation, and the ubiquitous opportunities for positive transformation through emissions- free regional air travel. With world leaders currently meeting at the COP27 climate summit, I can think of no better time to highlight the power of this technology to help communities and the planet.”

The LoI closely follows last month’s order from Germany-based operator, Evia Aero. The airline, which ordered 25 Alice aircraft, plans to operate point-to-point, regional travel within Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Austria and the Netherlands.