GKN Aerospace deal brings Alice electric aircraft closer to market

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Eviation has signed a collaboration agreement with GKN Aerospace to help bring the Alice all-electric regional aircraft to market. The agreement covers the design and manufacture of wings, empennages and electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) for Alice. The aim of the aircraft is to make journeys of distances up to 650 miles more environmentally sustainable.

As part of GKN Aerospace’s collaboration with Eviation, design and manufacturing activities are already ongoing on-site at Eviation’s site in Israel and in several GKN Aerospace engineering centres across Europe.

“In the quest for more sustainable and environmentally friendly aviation, we are excited to be part of the Eviation programme, which is at the forefront in taking electric flight from a future aspiration into today’s reality,” said Matteo Borghini Lilli, director of the wing product group at GKN Aerospace.

“GKN Aerospace brings tremendous expertise to the programme, allowing us to think again about what could be achieved with advanced aerostructures,” added Omer Bar Yohay, Eviation’s CEO and Co-Founder. “I trust that we’ll see GKN Aerospace take on a growing part of our development and manufacturing effort as the programme matures and the Alice nears production.”

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