Electric aircraft developer Eviation is to install electric charging infrastructure at Clay Lacy Aviation FBOs in California, USA, ahead of the Alice electric aircraft’s planned entry into service in 2024.
The nine-passenger, two-crew membe, emission-free Alice has a range of 500 miles (800km) and is expected to make its first flight this year
Clay Lacy operates three FBOs – at Van Nuys, John Wayne Orange Country and Waterbury-Oxford Airports.
“Clay Lacy has long prided itself on industry firsts and we are now adding yet another through our partnership with Eviation,” said Brian Kirkdoffer, president and CEO at Clay Lacy Aviation. “One of those firsts was introducing the first carbon offset program and a robust sustainability strategy in the aircraft management industry. We are proud to take that a giant step further with charging the zero-emission Alice at our FBOs.”
“This partnership is just the beginning for Eviation as we look to build out the supporting infrastructure needed to bring electric aviation to life,” said Omer Bar-Yohay, CEO of Eviation. “With a network of visionary FBOs, we can ensure accessible, quick and seamless charging as we march toward a cleaner aviation future.”
“Now, operators can choose to make the financially and environmentally sustainable choice for their aircraft,” said Roei Ganzarski, executive chairman of Eviation. “With partners like Clay Lacy Aviation we are bringing the option of low-cost, clean electric flight closer to more and more communities.”