Posts Tagged: Bye Aerospace

Rheinland Air Service orders five Bye Aerospace eFlyer 800s

Rheinland Air Service (RAS), a European provider of aircraft maintenance and repair services, has ordered five all-electric eFlyer 800 aircraft from Bye Aerospace. RAS will provide service to eFlyer800 aircraft in Central Europe through its service and support facilities in Germany, and will be a designated reseller of the eFlyer800 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland…. Read more »

Jet It and JetClub order eFlyer 800 electric planes from Bye Aerospace

Electric aircraft manufacturer Bye Aerospace has secured a pair of launch customers for its eFlyer 800, an 8-seat all-electric twin turboprop-class airplane. Jet It and JetClub, North American and European sister companies that provide fractional aircraft ownership, have agreed to purchase a fleet of eFlyer 800 aircraft. Bye Aerospace expects the eFlyer 800 to deliver… Read more »

Bye Aerospace unveils 8-seat all-electric eFlyer 800

Denver-based Bye Aerospace has unveiled an 8-seat all-electric twin turbo-prop-class airplane aimed at the air taxi, air cargo, regional and charter aircraft markets. The eFlyer 800 is expected to have a 320-knot cruising speed, a 35,000-foot ceiling, and a range of 500 nautical miles with 45-minute reserves at a normal cruising speed of 280 knots…. Read more »

Electric aircraft maker Bye Aerospace closes $10 million in funding

Denver-based Bye Aerospace, developer of the all-electric eFlyer family of FAA Part 23-certified aircraft, has raised $10 million from venture capital investors since the beginning of the year, in two separate rounds. Founder and CEO George E. Bye said the company is using the new funding to begin work on Serial #001, the first production-conforming… Read more »

Quantum Air orders 26 electric airplanes from Bye Aerospace

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,… Read more »

OXIS Energy to produce Li-S battery cells for Bye Aerospace

Battery manufacturer OXIS Energy is partnering with electric aviation pioneer Bye Aerospace to produce Li-S battery cells for Bye’s future aircraft. The cells will be designed to have the higher energy density required for such aircraft. The project is scheduled to launch in September 2019. Huw Hampson-Jones, CEO of OXIS Energy, said, “Aviation is one… Read more »

Bye Aerospace tests eFlyer 2 prototype with 90 kW Siemens motor

E-plane startup Bye Aerospace has begun flight tests of its two-seat eFlyer 2 prototype, equipped with a new 90 kW Siemens SP70D production motor. The new motor weighs 57 pounds and features a 90 kW peak rating (120 hp) and a continuous power rating of 70 kW (94 hp). In addition to the new motor,… Read more »