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Eviation Reveals the Production All-Electric Alice Aircraft as It Prepares for the First Flight

Eviation Aircraft | July 02, 2021

Eviation Aircraft, a worldwide producer of all-electric aircraft, has revealed its Alice all-electric aircraft design, which is scheduled to take to the air later this year. The production configuration, which has been optimized based on real-world lessons learned and customer feedback, outlines Alice's path to certification and service entry, scheduled for 2024.

Alice, a nine-passenger, two-crew member aircraft, produces no carbon emissions, produces considerably less noise, and costs a fraction of what other aircraft do each flight hour. The aircraft is propelled by two magni650 electric propulsion units from magniX, which are the only flight-proven electric propulsion systems at this scale. Honeywell, the industry leader in such systems, developed the advanced fly-by-wire system. The Alice battery system is a single-volume, high-energy-density battery system built using presently available battery cells and did not rely on future advancements. These tried-and-true technologies and design features make it simple and reliable for pilots to convert to flying the Alice while also providing a better passenger flying experience, accelerating the aircraft's path to market.

About Eviation Aircraft
Eviation Aircraft Inc., based in Washington State, is designing and producing efficient electric aircraft to make flying a competitive and sustainable option for regional transportation of people and goods. Its electric propulsion units, high-energy-density batteries, mission-driven energy management, and innovative airframe are all built for an electric flight from the ground up.

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One of the biggest challenges in aviation is making sure that both passengers and employees are satisfied while keeping costs low. Passengers don’t want to spend their time at an airport waiting in long queues and employees would like to see their shift preferences taken care of – or at the very least, given serious consideration. This balancing act also happens to take place in an industry that is constantly battling with tight budgets and narrow margins.

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One of the biggest challenges in aviation is making sure that both passengers and employees are satisfied while keeping costs low. Passengers don’t want to spend their time at an airport waiting in long queues and employees would like to see their shift preferences taken care of – or at the very least, given serious consideration. This balancing act also happens to take place in an industry that is constantly battling with tight budgets and narrow margins.

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Pipistrel Selects Honeywell's Revolutionary Small UAV SATCOM System For All Unmanned Aircraft Platforms

Honeywell | August 16, 2021

Pipistrel's Nuuva V300 is a long-range, large-capacity, autonomous UAV. It will take off and land vertically with battery power, meaning it does not require a runway, and has significantly lower operating costs than helicopters. It can carry loads up to 460 kilograms (~1010 pounds) for more than 300 kilometers (~186 miles), making it an ideal solution for deliveries to areas traditionally accessible only by helicopter. Its smaller sibling, the Nuuva V20, shares the same architecture and advantages of the larger V300, but is designed to serve as a lighter cargo transport vehicle carrying loads of up to 20 kg. The Surveyor aircraft uses a fixed-wing design that is designed to be customized with various sensors and cameras for use in applications like wildlife management, coastal patrol, traffic observation, or search and rescue efforts. Honeywell is a major player in the emerging Urban Air Mobility segment, offering a full line of avionics, flight control, navigation, radar, communications, actuation, cooling, motors, and turbo-electric propulsion systems — all tailored for piloted vertical takeoff and landing, urban air mobility and unmanned cargo vehicles. Honeywell also offers aerospace integration and certification expertise for enabling the commercialization of these vehicles. About Honeywell Honeywell Aerospace products and services are found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft. The Aerospace business unit builds aircraft engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, wireless connectivity systems, mechanical components and more. Its hardware and software solutions create more fuel-efficient aircraft, more direct and on-time flights and safer skies and airports. For more information About Pipistrel Pipistrel is a world-leading small aircraft designer and manufacturer, specialized in energy-efficient and affordable high-performance aircraft. With more than 30 years of experience, Pipistrel has produced more than 2200 aircraft to-date, gaining significant international reputation by delivering unique, innovative products to passionate customers on all continents. First-to-fly an electric two-seater in 2007 and the winner of the NASA Green Flight Challenge in 2011 with the World's first electric four-seat aeroplane, Pipistrel has designed nine different experimental and serially produced electric aircraft, including the first type certified electric aeroplane, the Velis Electro. It has also developed propulsion systems, including batteries, power controllers and electric motors, for small and general aviation class of aircraft for NASA and Siemens, among others. With involvement in standardisation committees, i.e. ASTM F44.40, F39.05, SAE AE7-D, Pipistrel is helping to enable the future market of hybrid-electric aviation.

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American Airlines to Expand Embraer Fleet

Embraer | February 16, 2022

American Airlines has signed a firm order with Embraer for three new E175s. The aircraft will be operated by American's wholly owned subsidiary, Envoy Air. With deliveries to be completed this year, Envoy's fleet of E175s will grow to over 100 aircraft by the end of 2022. The contract value is USD 160.2 million at current list prices and will be included in Embraer's 2021 fourth quarter backlog. "Reaching the century mark of 100 E175s with American Airlines and Envoy is truly a moment to savor. We thank American Airlines and Envoy for their sustained partnership with Embraer, which began back in 1998, It's hard to exaggerate the impact this hardworking aircraft has every day, delivering essential connectivity across the US market. The E175 is the backbone of the US regional network, with over 600 aircraft sold, and 86% market share since 2013." -Mark Neely, Vice President Sales and Marketing for The Americas, Embraer Commercial Aviation. "Our incredible journey with Embraer began almost 25 years ago with the ERJ 145. Our partnership continues to grow today with the E175s, the core of our fleet. Not only are our customers happy with the aircraft, but the jet's outstanding performance has allowed us to continue to provide excellent service to American Airlines, We look forward to receiving these three new aircraft later this year as we continue to expand our growing network." -Pedro Fábregas, President & CEO of Envoy. About Embraer Embraer is a global aerospace company headquartered in Brazil. It manufactures aircraft for Commercial and Executive aviation, Defense & Security, and Agricultural customers. The company also provides after-sales services & support through a worldwide network of wholly-owned entities and authorized agents. Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. On average, about every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year. Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 150 seats and is the main exporter of high value-added goods in Brazil. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centers across the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe.

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Sine Draco Aviation Technology Ltd Receives AS9100 Rev. D and ISO 9001 Certifications

Sine Draco Aviation Technology, Ltd | October 14, 2020

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