Air taxi operator Quantum Air has purchased 26 electric planes from Bye Aerospace, including 22 all-electric four-seat eFlyer 4s and 2 two-seat eFlyer 2s. Bye Aerospace will also deliver two future aircraft models currently under development.
Bye aims to be the first FAA-certified all-electric plane in use for general aviation and flight training. In July, the company tested a new 90 kW Siemens SP70D production motor in its eFlyer 2. The company also added an additional battery pack, an updated cowling, a new spinner, and a charging port.
Bye Aerospace CEO George E. Bye, who will join Quantum’s board of advisors, said, “One of Quantum Air’s goals is to disrupt aviation, providing more accessible, cost-efficient, high-speed air transportation solutions – including FAA Part 135 on-demand air taxi travel – to help alleviate the noise and CO2 emissions challenges that accompany traditional internal combustion aircraft.”
Quantum CEO Tony Thompson said, “With George Bye on our board of advisers, Quantum will tightly integrate with Bye Aerospace, producing a superior flight experience for our customers.”