All-electric ‘Alice’ debuts at Paris Air Show
Posted on 09 Jul 2019 and read 1247 times
Israel-based Eviation Aircraft (www.eviation.co
) debuted ‘Alice’ — an all-electric nine-passenger prototype aircraft— at the Paris Air Show.
France-based Carboman Group — a specialist in high-end composite structures — is collaborating with Eviation on the aircraft’s carbon-fibre structure.
Carboman Group CEO Dominique Dubois said: “Our mission has always been to develop the construction methods for tomorrow’s composite structures, and we are excited to be working on so many aerospace projects now.
Combining the highest technical standards with an ultra-efficient European infrastructure and quality standard, Carboman is perfectly placed to deliver the next generation of high-performance carbon-fibre aerostructures and components.”
Carboman Group company Multiplas unveiled the carbon-fibre fuselage specially designed for Alice at the air show.
Using the lightest-possible carbon-fibre composite airframe, along with a low-noise and zero-emission electric propulsion system will give the aircraft “a cost-effective 650-mile range”.
Eviation CEO Omer Bar-Yohay said: “We are pleased to welcome Carboman — a leading developer of composite structures — to the global eco-system of world-class partners that are supporting us, as we bring the first all-electric zero-emission aeroplane to market.
“Our goal is to change how people move; together with Carboman, we are providing more than simply an environment-friendly and affordable way to travel — we’re designing the new era of air mobility.”