This case study was originally published on the Dassault Systèmes website. You can read the article in its entirety, here.
Eviation Aircraft wanted to design and build an allelectric airplane for mid-range (commuter) distances that is cost-effective and environmentally friendly by collaborating with globally dispersed stakeholders on an aggressive time schedule.
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FLYING ON DEMAND
Imagine flying on demand, from the nearest airfield, for the price of a train ticket. That’s the option that Omer Bar-Yohay, CEO of the electric aviation company Eviation Aircraft, wants for every traveler: a better regional travel experience that avoids congested roads by providing an affordable and ecofriendly air travel solution.
“We all struggle with transportation,” Bar-Yohay said. “Today, if we want to travel 800 kilometers and there aren’t any trains to take us to our destination, we are stuck in our cars for many hours. We want to change all that.”
Bar-Yohay’s solution? The Eviation “Alice,” a nine-passenger, 100% electric-powered plane with a cruising speed of more than 240 knots (approximately 280 miles per hour / 444 kilometers per hour).
“Because electric engines offer higher propulsion efficiencies and lower maintenance costs, they reduce the cost of flight by 90%,” Bar-Yohay said. “Electrification doesn’t only make us eco-friendly; it makes it possible for everyone to fly regional distances for an affordable fee.”
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