The all electric aircraft set to take off in the sustainable travel sector
Up to 30 all-electric commuter Alice aircrafts are headed for lift off in the UK after Monte signed a Letter of Intent today
Eviation Aircraft, a manufacturer of the all electric aircraft, signed the agreement with Monte, an aircraft leasing company focused on sustainable aviation. The Alice is the world’s first flight-tested all-electric commuter plane, with orders currently valued at over US$ 4 billion.
Monte will provide financing and leasing solutions for the Alice and its associated charging infrastructure to its global customer base of regional aircraft operators.
Eviation Alice, the nine-passenger all electric aircraft
Eviation Alice is the only flight-proven all electric aircraft of its size for commuters. Built from a clean-sheet design around magniX’s industry-leading electric propulsion system, it produces zero carbon emissions and costs a fraction to operate per flight hour compared to light jets or high-end turboprops.
In this way, it offers the opportunity for pilots to activate more routes, improving the convenience of air travel.
“The need to accelerate technological solutions to climate change, such as Eviation’s Alice, is becoming ever more urgent,” said Loic Questiaux, EMEA Sales Director at Eviation.
“Just one month ago, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that the planet is likely to pass the threshold of 1.5C warming over pre-industrial temperatures by the early 2030s, a tipping point for the planet’s climate.
“By supporting groundbreaking innovations such as Alice, Monte is helping to advance much-needed innovation in confronting one of the greatest challenges facing mankind.”
Monte’s Director Rishi Majithia also commented on hopes for the all electric aircraft and said the company is “delighted” to enter into this agreement with Eviation.
“The Alice is a unique, well-designed and pioneering aircraft that we are excited to offer to our global customers in the regional aviation industry,” he commented.
Meet the developer
Based in Washington State, Eviation Aircraft develops and manufactures all electric aircrafts, providing operators and passengers with green, cost efficient and convenient regional transportation. Its electric propulsion units, high-energy-density batteries, mission-driven energy management, and innovative airframe are designed from the ground up for electric flight.
The company’s President Gregory Davis said the team is thrilled to welcome Monte as its latest customer as “they share our vision for a new era of sustainable, responsible aviation.”
He added: “Passing the US$4 billion threshold is a significant marketplace endorsement for the Alice.
“We are thrilled to welcome Monte as our latest customer, as they share our vision for a new era of sustainable, responsible aviation.
“The leasing community has an important role to play in reducing the aviation industry’s carbon emissions. With a network spreading from the Americas to Asia-Pacific and throughout Europe, I am excited for how Monte can utilise the Alice to bring sustainable aviation to the world.”
Monte is a leader in financing zero and low emission technologies in the regional aviation market. The company is exclusively focused on supporting the aviation industry’s transition to net zero carbon emissions by providing financing and leasing solutions for sustainable aviation to regional aircraft operators, including all electric aircrafts.