At this point, all we know from Eviation is that it plans to conduct the first flight soon. And it’s working hard to make that happen, succeeding to reach an important milestone this week. Alice just nailed a high-speed taxi rotation test and there’s footage to prove it (you can see it below this article).
Eviation’s luxury aircraft has continued to get improved since its development, although it boasted some impressive specs ever since the beginning. The capacity of the all-electric plane has remained the same, with this being designed as a nine-seater. It also has space for two crew members.
Alice promises to deliver luxurious trips that are noise and emission-free. Components from 11 countries have been used to build this commuter plane of the future.
With its two 640 kW magniX electric propulsion units, the aircraft boasts a top speed of 250 knots (287 mph/461 kph). Alice has a payload capacity of 2,500 lb (1,130 kg) and claims to offer ranges of up to 440 NM (506 miles/814 km).
The interior of the plane is as luxurious as they get, with seats offering generous legroom. Large windows offer breathtaking views and Alice will be available in three configurations: Commuter, Executive, and Cargo, each bringing to the table even more competitive features. The Commuter claims to offer the widest cabin in its class, the Executive adds even more personal space per passenger, while the Cargo configuration boasts of offering the highest cargo-carrying capacity in its class.
Eviation plans to have Alice fully certified by 2024.
Yesterday’s high speed taxi rotation test…nailed it. Up next: First Flight. pic.twitter.com/x5vh16iHuV— Eviation Aircraft (@EviationAero) September 19, 2022