Eviation’s Fully Electric Alice Completes Historic Maiden Flight
Eviation Aircraft’s Alice, the first-ever fully electric commuter airplane, successfully completed its maiden flight at Moses Lake in Washington. Alice lifted off on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 4:10 p.m. CEST from Grant County International Airport.
On Wednesday (September 28, 2022), DHL Express announced that Eviation Aircraft’s Alice, the first-ever fully-electric commuter airplane, successfully competed its maiden flight at Moses Lake, Washington (U.S.). Alice took off at 4:10 p.m. CEST from Grant County International Airport (MWH) on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 and flew for a total of eight minutes, reaching an altitude of 3,500 feet. DHL Express has ordered 12 Alice e-cargo aircraft.
In Wednesday’s announcment, DHL Express’ CEO, John Pearson, said,
“Our compliments to Eviation on the successful first flight of Alice! Completing its maiden flight confirms our belief that the era of sustainable aviation is here. With our order of 12 Alice e-cargo planes, we are investing towards our overall goal of net-zero emissions logistics. Alice’s range and capacity makes it a unique sustainable solution for our global aviation network, supporting our aspiration to make a substantial contribution in reducing our carbon footprint and ultimately, achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.”
Eviation Aircraft's All-Electric Alice Airplane Completes Historic Maiden Flight - Courtesy Eviation Aircraft
Source(s): DHL Express, Eviation Aircraft