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flyvbird inks deal for 25 Alice aircraft from Eviation
Through its app-based, on-demand service, flyvbird will offer direct alternatives to typical hub-and-spoke operations where Alice will play a critical role.

flyvbird, an emerging on-demand German regional airline, has signed a letter of intent for 25 Alice aircraft with Eviation Aircraft, with options for a further 25.

flyvbird is committed to enhancing connectivity in rural areas where it will use smaller, more accessible airports. The airline says it is driven by unique algorithms to deliver on-demand air travel to routes passengers want to fly. It plans to secure its own air operator certificate to utilise Alice for decentralised and sustainable travel across Europe, connecting unconnected or underserved communities and delivering carbon-free, cost effective air travel. It will launch its on-demand services with Tecnam P2012s and Electra.aero hybrid eSTOL aircraft.

The nine seat Alice is the world’s first flight-tested all-electric commuter aircraft. Built from a clean-sheet design, it produces zero emissions and costs significantly less to operate per flight hour compared with light jets or regular turboprops. It is powered by two magni650 electric propulsion units developed by magniX.

“The European Union is moving forward with ambitious new rules aimed at decarbonising the aviation industry,” says Eddie Jaisaree, Eviation vice president, commercial sales. “The Alice is the innovative and beautifully designed aircraft needed to lead aerospace’s transition to net zero carbon emissions. We are very pleased to partner with flyvbird in the future of flight.”

"The fact that Alice is a zero carbon, quiet, low operational cost aircraft makes it the perfect solution for flyvbird to deliver clean, on-demand regional travel across Europe into the next decade and beyond,” adds flyvbird CEO Anton Lutz. “Through our unique AI-driven approach, we will offer direct alternatives to typical hub-and-spoke operations and Alice will play a critical role.”

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