Alice, luxurious electric aircraft for business people
The new configuration boasts an elegant, refined and modern interior offering corporate travelers a luxurious and spacious cabin that redefines regional executive travel. The reinvented executive cabin features an innovative design that delivers superior passenger comfort and experience, featuring: a fully equipped galley with lavatory and sink; a wardrobe to stow jackets and other personal belongings; an easily accessible side panel at each seat with a foldable table, personal power outlet and USB slot; panoramic windows for the largest in class experience; and the largest baggage compartment spacious enough to accommodate skis, golfing equipment or bicycles.
Alice is less noisy by a factor of more than 100 during takeoff and cruise compared to its jet fueled counterparts, Alice's cabin is ultra quiet allowing passengers to converse or simply enjoy the view without disruption. The pressurized aircraft has a payload of 2,500 pounds and a range of 440 nautical miles. Alice in executive layout is a six passenger, two crew member aircraft, produces no carbon emissions, significantly reduces noise, and costs a fraction to operate per flight hour relative to its peers.
The aircraft is powered by two magni650 electric propulsion units from magniX, the only flight proven electric propulsion systems at this scale. The advanced fly by wire system is made by Honeywell. The high energy density Alice battery energy system is made from currently available battery cells and technology. The system is not reliant on future advancements for flight. These proven technologies and design elements make it easy and reliable for pilots to seamlessly transition to flying the Alice and will create a superior passenger flying experience, accelerating the aircraft's path to market.
With a passenger capacity of 9, the design of the Alice interior began with one goal in mind to offer the best in class passenger experience in commuter configuration. The world’s first all electric, fly by wire aircraft heralds a welcome quietness and unprecedented reductions in operating costs. Equipped with forward and aft access doors, and one continuous cargo bay in cargo configuration. With a cargo volume of 450 cubic feet, Alice is designed for rapid loading and unloading of cargo for quicker turnarounds. A temperature controlled cargo compartment ensures that temperature sensitive goods are kept safe throughout travel. ■