Alice: World's First All-Electric Airplane Completes First Flight

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Alice: World's First All-Electric Airplane Completes First Flight

Alice: There’s a New Electric Aircraft Company In Town


Author: Tina Casey

The world’s first all-electric aircraft, named Alice, has succesfully completed its maiden flight. Being manufactured by Eviation Aircraft, it took off at 7:10 a.m. on September 28, 2022 from Grant County International Airport (MWH) and flied for 8 minutes at an altitude of 3,500 feet. Eviation Alice comes with zero-emission and merely costs a fraction to operate per flight hour compared to light jets or high-end turboprops. It runs on a maximum operating speed of 260 knots. Available in three variants namely 9-seater commuter, 6-seater executive cabin and eCargo, it comes with maximum load capacity of 1,134 kg for passenger version and 1179 kg for eCargo version. All of these variants support two crew members. “Today we embark on the next era of aviation – we have successfully electrified the skies with the unforgettable first flight of Alice,” said Eviation President and CEO Gregory Davis. “People now know what affordable, clean and sustainable aviation looks and sounds like for the first time in a fixed-wing, all-electric aircraft. This ground-breaking milestone will lead innovation in sustainable air travel, and shape both passenger and cargo travel in the future.”