All-electric aircraft manufacturer Eviation Aircraft yesterday announced that Solyu leasing company based in Seoul, South Korea, has signed a letter of intent for 25 commuter Alice aircraft with options for 25 additional aircraft, stating that its order book has now surpassed $5 billion.
Solyu is focused on supporting sustainable aviation by providing financing and leasing solutions for the Alice to a global customer base of operators, a lessor focused on providing customers with the newest technology, zero emissions aircraft. The team at Solyu has decades of global experience in aircraft leasing and finance.
Eviation claims its nine-passenger Alice is the world’s first flight-proven all-electric commuter aircraft, integrating magniX’s industry-leading electric propulsion system to produce zero carbon emissions and featuring lower operating costs per flight hour compared to light jets or high-end turboprops.
“Solyu’s order is a testament to how lessors are embracing Alice as the future of flight,” said Eddie Jaisaree, Vice President, Commercial Sales at Eviation.
“The leasing community is an important constituent in bringing about sustainable change in the aviation industry. It is exciting to see a forward-thinking company such as Solyu recognising Alice’s zero carbon technology, economic viability and beautiful design.”
Solyu president Andrew Claerbout added: “With aviation regulations focussing on sustainability and airlines demanding to reduce their carbon footprint, we see Alice as a major contributor to meeting climate targets. In addition to its zero emissions, Alice’s flexible layout and low operating costs will provide operators opportunities to open new markets.”
Eviation CEO Gregory Davis concluded: “As we continue to take important steps toward certification, Alice has now secured $5 billion in orders. We are delighted to have Solyu, our newest leasing customer, join us in our mission to lead the electric age of aviation.”