Bye wins big or­der for eF­ly­ers

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Us-based on-de­mand GA op­er­a­tor Black­bird and Bye Aero­space have formed a longterm part­ner­ship to make fly­ing more af­ford­able than driv­ing for trips up to 300 miles in length. Black­bird will take de­liv­ery of Bye’s first 100 four-seat eflyer 4s and ten two-seat eflyer 2s. It ex­pects to take de­liv­ery of the first air­craft next year.

“Our goal in launch­ing the eflyer is to re­new gen­eral aviation with clean tech­nol­ogy that pro­vides a very low op­er­at­ing cost,” said Bye Aero­space Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Ge­orge E Bye. “The en­ergy cost for the elec­tric eflyer 4 is four times less ex­pen­sive per mile than driv­ing a con­ven­tional car, three times faster, and re­quires no aviation fuel, re­sult­ing in zero emis­sions and sig­nif­i­cantly lower noise pol­lu­tion com­pared to con­ven­tional air­craft. The af­ford­abil­ity as­pect alone helps an­swer high over­head and drives re­place­ment of to­day’s out­dated legacy gen­eral aviation air­craft fleets. This is dis­rup­tive af­ford­abil­ity, with en­hanced safety through elec­tric propul­sion. The eflyer 4 is per­fectly suited for the Black­bird mis­sion.”

“At less than $50 an hour to op­er­ate, the eflyer 4 is the fu­ture of aviation,” added Black­bird Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Rudd Davis. “When it is ac­ces­si­ble to every­one it will be­come the fu­ture of per­sonal trans­porta­tion.”

Black­bird's CEO sees the eflyer 4 as the fu­ture of per­sonal trans­porta­tion

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