All-electic aircraft manufacturer, Eviation Aircraft Inc., announced yesterday that Aerus, an emerging local airline in Mexico, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for its 30 Alice aircrafts. Aerus plans to use Alice for middle-mile travel across regions like Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, Coahuila, and Veracruz. This will provide underserved communities in the northern parts of the country access to convenient, carbon-free and economical air travel.
With a seating capacity of 9, Alice is the world’s first flight-tested all-electric commuter aircraft. The model’s clean-sheet design is emission-free and costs significantly less to operate per flight when compared with light jets or high-end turboprops. The two magni650 electric propulsion units designed by magniX, the multinational industry leader in flight-proven electric propulsion systems, powers the Alice.
As a newcomer to the aviation sector, Aerus, is committed to providing sustainable and carbon-free technology, and will launch its commercial operations this year. The company will use Monterrey Airport (MYT) as its regional hub, offering a broader flight schedule and serving routes not yet covered by other airlines. . The company’s addition of electric aircraft to its fleet will help them cut down their carbon emissions by 50% this year.
Gregory Davis, President, and CEO at Eviation, said, "Just as Uber disrupted the taxi market, Alice promises to usher in 'UberAir' through the introduction of low-cost, point-to-point air travel." He added, "Our aircraft is an ideal fit for Aerus as many flights in northern Mexico are already less than 250 miles. We are always pleased to receive the endorsement of forward-thinking airlines that are keen to address the climate challenge and be part of the future of aviation."
(Source: PR NewsWire)
Founded in 2015, Eviation Aircraft Inc., manufactures and develops electric aircrafts, which are eco-friendly, cost-effective, and convenient form of regional transport for operators and passengers. Its electric propulsion units, high-energy-density batteries, mission-driven energy management, and innovative airframe are designed for electric flight from the ground up. It aims to make air travel easy to use and sustainable to power the future of regional transit.