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Eviation taps Embry-Riddle for research, development
Engineering students get to work on cutting edge technology

Eviation Aircraft plans to build and market the all-electric powered “Alice” commuter airplane in the next year. The company has chosen Prescott as its U.S. base of operations. (Courtesy photo)

Eviation Aircraft plans to build and market the all-electric powered “Alice” commuter airplane in the next year. The company has chosen Prescott as its U.S. base of operations. (Courtesy photo)

With its U.S. headquarters in Prescott, Eviation Aircraft, a global manufacturer of all-electric air mobility solutions, has selected Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for research and development with fourth-year undergraduate engineering students. The university program is expected to launch in the spring of 2019 at the school’s Prescott campus.

The students will work with Eviation’s zero-emission all-electric aircraft solutions, to focus on performance analysis, validation and testing as well as future electric propulsion and airframe design concepts.

The university program will offer students the opportunity to contribute to and participate in preliminary design and sub-scale testing.

“Embry-Riddle is at the forefront of aviation innovation and we are excited to partner with Eviation Aircraft and deliver on our commitment to exposing students to groundbreaking technology,” said Embry-Riddle Chancellor Dr. Frank Ayers. “By including Embry-Riddle engineers and students in the R&D pool, Eviation and the Alice Aircraft will take advantage of the exposure and knowledge from our best and brightest engineers.”

With the goal of making clean regional air travel accessible for all, Eviation will be debuting the Alice Aircraft, a nine-passenger regional commuter, at the 53rd Paris Air Show in June 2019. The Alice leverages an IP portfolio that includes thermal management and autonomous landing, as well as distributed electric propulsion, industry-leading battery technology and cutting-edge composite body frames capable of carrying up to nine passengers 650 miles per charge.

“With one of the oldest and most well-respected universities at the helm, we’re confident that the Alice Aircraft is in good hands and we look forward to partnering with the prestigious university,” said Omer Bar-Yohay, CEO of Eviation. “As we innovate within one of the world’s most polluting industries, we look forward to partnering with Embry-Riddle to further our mission, vision and electric mobility development.”

Information provided by Eviation Aircraft Ltd.

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