Eviation completes conceptual design review of Alice Aircraft

Eviation Aircraft, a manufacturer of all-electric aircraft, has announced that it has completed the Conceptual Design Review (CoDR) of the Alice aircraft. The review is a significant milestone, assuring a configuration that is both certifiable and enables streamlined manufacturing. It maintains Alice’s signature look, while optimizing performance, and further enhancing its unmatched cabin experience.

The CoDR, conducted with the support of TLG Aerospace, built on the extensive data gathered from Alice’s pioneering 2022 flight, wind tunnel testing recently completed at the Kirsten Wind Tunnel in Seattle, feedback from Eviation’s customer advisory board, and months of engineering work.

Features introduced in the Production Aircraft design include:

  • a constant cross section that reduces Alice’s part count and manufacturing costs, while also enabling future variants of the aircraft
  • structural segments designed for field re-assembly with standard tooling available to Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services
  • a larger, centralized Energy Storage System (ESS) compartment above the wing that can integrate a range of ESS solutions now and in the future, in addition to streamlining certification
  • optimized cabin space allowing for a side mounted carry-on stowage compartment unique in the commuter class

Creating the Future of Flight
With orders totaling more than US$ 5 billion, the all-electric Alice is pioneering a new era of sustainable air travel. Alice’s 9-seat commuter and cargo versions are designed to delight customers and passengers with innovative technology and beautiful design, while also providing carbon-free, cost-effective, and convenient point-to-point travel.

“Completing the Conceptual Design Review is a major step in Alice’s journey, moving us significantly closer to aircraft certification and Entry Into Service,” said Andre Stein, CEO of Eviation. “The latest refinements have further enhanced the exceptional design of Alice, which has received orders from operators around the world keen to decarbonize their fleets. This is an exciting year for Eviation, as Alice makes tremendous strides toward making the electric aviation revolution a commercial reality.”