Aerospace technology supplier GKN Aerospace and aircraft manufacturer Eviation have signed a collaboration agreement for the recently launched Alice electric aircraft.
Under the agreement, GKN Aerospace will be responsible for the production of wings, empennage and electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) for the aircraft.
The aircraft aims for more sustainable journeys of up to 650 miles.
“We are excited to collaborate with Eviation and to support the development of this all-new electric aircraft,” said GKN Aerospace civil airframes president John Pritchard. “The development of all-electric aircraft is groundbreaking; it’s a step-change in aviation and we are delighted to contribute. As technology leaders in wing, empennage and EWIS design, we can bring unrivaled knowledge and expertise to the project.”
GKN Aerospace is a partner in the Airbus ‘Wing of Tomorrow’ programme. The company’s lightweight aerostructures and EWIS are used on Airbus A220, A320, A330, A350 XWB, Boeing 767 and 787, Dassault F6X, F7X, F8X Gulfstream G550, G650, G700 and more.
“I trust that we’ll see GKN Aerospace take on a growing part of our development and manufacturing effort as the programme matures and the Alice nears production,” said Eviation CEO and co-founder Omer Bar Yohay.
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