Electric Airplane Pioneer, Eviation, Establishes U.S. Headquarters in Arizona
Eviation selects Prescott, Arizona for expanded operations as it targets the U.S. as lucrative market for its electric commuter aircraft, Alice
PRESCOTT, Arizona - Aug. 2, 2018 - Eviation Aircraft, a global manufacturer of all-electric air mobility solutions, today announced it has selected Prescott, Arizona for its U.S. headquarters. The site, located adjacent to the Prescott Municipal Airport, will serve as Eviation's base of operations for its expansion from Israel into the U.S. market.
Eviation selected Prescott as an optimal location for its U.S. headquarters given the area's skilled workforce and high-density altitude, an ideal environment for test flights. An emerging aerospace and aviation hub, the city is home to the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, one of the world's most prestigious aviation universities. Prescott's aviation governance also provides a pro-business climate as the Prescott Municipal Airport's open airspace enables test flight operations without air traffic intrusions. Prescott is poised for growth from the aviation sector as Eviation joins SkyWest Airline's United Express service in its move to the area.
"Prescott is a city that prides itself on nurturing high-tech talent and creativity," said Mayor Greg Mengarelli. "Launching Eviation's U.S. headquarters in Prescott is a win-win. It leverages our incredible talent pool, while acting as an economic engine and solidifying Prescott's position as a city at the center of innovation within the aviation industry."
With the goal of making clean regional air travel accessible for all, Eviation is tackling one of the world's dirtiest industries - aviation. Its zero-emission, 100% electric solution, the Alice Aircraft, which will be test flown at the 53rd Paris Air Show in June 2019, leverages an IP portfolio that includes thermal management and autonomous landing, as well as distributed electric propulsion, industry-leading battery technology, and cutting-edge composite body frames capable of carrying up to nine passengers on a single charge for 650 miles. Eviation will certify and commercialize the Alice aircraft, while partnering with leading industry suppliers to bring its prototypes to scale and to the global market.
"As we develop our regional electric aircraft, the U.S. represents a high-growth, near-term target market for us, given its many regional transit corridors and abundance of approved airstrips," said Omer Bar-Yohay, CEO of Eviation. "We'd like to express our thanks to the city of Prescott for its support in our goal to bring clean, efficient, and affordable transit solutions to the U.S. and the world."