(27 Sep 2022)

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Moses Lake, Washington - 27 September 2022

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1. Various of Eviation test plane

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A U.S. company conducted its first electric plane test flight, flying the battery-powered "Alice" over central Washington state.

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Gregory Davis, Eviation CEO:

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"It was a wonderful experience for everyone who was here. We were able to witness history in the making. The flight lasted for 8 minutes. We flew 3500 feet in altitude and we were able to complete our test plan exactly as we intended to."

3. Various of Eviation test plane flying and landing

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The flight was a key step for Eviation Aircraft, which is aiming to deliver passenger and cargo electric planes by 2027.

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The company already has dozens of orders. It anticipates another three years of development before test flights for certification start.

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But the company's delivery timeline depends on whether battery technology improves to power longer flights.

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Gregory Davis, Eviation CEO:

"So we're looking at developing an airplane that will fly, you know, 1 to 2 hours, which is typical for that segment. So, you know, 150 to 250 nautical miles with reserves. And that's what we're that's what we're targeting for our initial entry at the surface."

7. Eviation plane taxing, pilot exiting

STORYLINE:

A U.S. company conducted its first electric plane test flight, flying the battery-powered "Alice" for 8 minutes in central Washington state.

Tuesday's flight was a key step for Arlington, Washington-based Eviation Aircraft, which is aiming to deliver commercial passenger electric planes by 2027.

The plane flew at an altitude of 3,500 feet.

CEO Gregory Davis says the 2027 delivery goal will depend on advancement battery technology. The company already has orders for their planes from regional airlines.

Davis says that their business goal at first is to have planes for short distances between 150 to 250 miles with charging taking about 35 minutes.  

Eviation will build two more planes for federal certification, which they hope will happen in 2025.

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