Monte and Eviation sign LoI for up to 30 Alice aircraft
Eviation Aircraft and UK-based regional aircraft lessor Monte have signed a letter of intent (LoI) for up to 30 all-electric commuter Alice aircraft.
Monte will provide financing and leasing solutions for the Alice and its charging infrastructure to regional aircraft operators. The Alice is a nine-passenger electric aircraft, built from a clean-sheet design around magniX’s electric propulsion system.
The need to accelerate technological solutions to climate change, such as Eviation’s Alice, is becoming ever more urgent, according to Loic Questiaux, Sales Director, EMEA, at Eviation. “Just one month ago, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that the planet is likely to pass the threshold of 1.5C warming over pre-industrial temperatures by the early 2030s, a tipping point for the planet’s climate,” he said. “By supporting groundbreaking innovations such as Alice, Monte is helping to advance much-needed innovation in confronting one of the greatest challenges facing mankind.”
Eviation has now passed the $4bn threshold on pre-orders for the Alice. “We are thrilled to welcome Monte as our latest customer, as they share our vision for a new era of sustainable, responsible aviation,” said Gregory Davis, president and CEO of Eviation. “The leasing community has an important role to play in reducing the aviation industry’s carbon emissions. With a network spreading from the Americas to Asia-Pacific and throughout Europe, I am excited for how Monte can utilise the Alice to bring sustainable aviation to the world.”
Rishi Majithia, director of Monte, added: “We are delighted to enter into this agreement with Eviation. The Alice is a unique, well-designed and pioneering aircraft that we are excited to offer to our global customers in the regional aviation industry.”