Eviation receives order from Solyu for up to 50 Alice all-electric aircraft

Eviation all-electric aircraft Alice

Eviation, one of the leading developers of all-electric aircraft, has announced an agreement for 25 commuter Alice aircraft with options for 25 additional aircraft. 

The Letter of Intent (LOI) was signed with South Korean lessor, Solyu, September 6, 2023, and brings Eviation’s order book value for the Alice model to $5 billion.  

Solyu, a zero-emissions leasing company, is looking to provide financing and leasing solutions for the Alice to a global customer base of operators. 

“Solyu’s order is a testament to how lessors are embracing Alice as the future of flight,” Eddie Jaisaree, vice president of Commercial Sales at Eviation, said. “The leasing community is an important constituent in bringing about sustainable change in the aviation industry. It is exciting to see a forward-thinking company such as Solyu recognizing Alice’s zero carbon technology, economic viability and beautiful design.” 

The nine-passenger Eviation Alice is currently working toward certification and the company plans to launch its first flights in 2027, after already completing test flights in the US.  

“We are very excited to work with Eviation to bring sustainable aviation to the market,” Andrew Claerbout, president of Solyu, said. “With aviation regulations focusing on sustainability and airlines demanding to reduce their carbon footprint, we see Alice as a major contributor to meeting those targets. In addition to its zero emissions, Alice’s flexible layout and low operating costs will provide operators opportunities to open new markets.” 

Previous customers of Eviation that signed agreements to purchase Alice aircraft include DHL, charter airline GlobalX, Evia Aero, and MONTE. 

Davis added: “As we continue to take important steps toward certification, Alice has now secured US$ 5 billion in orders. It is gratifying to see the marketplace so excited about Alice’s innovative design, low cost of operation and environmental credentials. We are delighted to have Solyu, our newest leasing customer, join us in our mission to lead the electric age of aviation.” 

First unveiled at the Paris Air Show in 2019, Alice, an electric commuter aircraft, is designed to carry up to 2,500 lbs. (1,134 kg) of payload for a range of up to 440 nm (815 kilometers). 

According to Eviation, Alice is being developed to target both commuter and cargo markets using a single pilot.  

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