This Tuesday morning, September 27, the electric aircraft Alice has just successfully completed its first flight, one of the most relevant and advanced in the midst of the race for the electrification of aviation.
The flight of the Eviation Aircraft company’s plane took place near the Moses Lake airport, Washington, in the United States, where the test team had been carrying out taxis and runway runs for a few months in preparation for the first takeoff.
As the following recording of the live broadcast shows, the aircraft Alice flew for about 10 minutes and then completed a successful landing back at Moses Lake.
Touchdown! 7:19am PT. Total flight time – 8 minutes start to finish. History. pic.twitter.com/LqFpUZFq4Q
— Jon Ostrower (@jonostrower) September 27, 2022
Alice will be an electric passenger plane with capacity for nine passengers and a range of up to 815 km. It will have a maximum take-off weight of 7,484 kg, according to Eviation.
US regional airline Cape Air is the type’s launch customer, although other airlines have already signed contracts to purchase the aircraft.