Bye wins big order for eFlyers
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 The affordability aspect alone helps answer high overhead and drives replacement of today’s outdated legacy general aviation aircraft fleets.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