Bye Aerospace Clears Development Milestone

Denver firm says the FAA has accepted its functional hazard analysis for its eFlyer 2.

Bye Aerospace’s eFlyer 2 [Courtesy Bye Aerospace]

Bye Aerospace has cleared another hurdle in the development of sustainable electronic aviation. The Denver-based aviation firm notes the FAA has accepted its functional hazard analysis (FHS) for the Bye Aerospace eFlyer 2.

"This FAA milestone substantiates our eFlyer design, providing unwavering support for our market and business case," said Rod Zastrow, president and CEO of Bye Aerospace. "The result is a clean, capable, electric aircraft with a remarkable 80 percent reduction in operating costs as compared to conventional aircraft. Bye Aerospace and the eFlyer 2 are poised to revolutionize aviation pilot training economics.”

According to Bye Aerospace, the FAA certification basis for the eFlyer 2 (project No. TC09549CH-A) was established earlier, confirming its eligibility for a type certificate and affirming that the eFlyer type design complies with the U.S. type certification basis and  is safe for the requested certification category.

Zastrow describes the eFlyer as "a paradigm shift in the aviation industry."

"Our groundbreaking eFlyer design offers an unprecedented opportunity for aerospace and ESG [environmental, social, and governance[ institutional investors to invest in a cleaner and more sustainable future for aerospace and aviation," Zastrow said.

The company also notes that the eFlyer will be a safe, economical, quiet, and zero-emission aircraft suitable for the training environment.

Meg Godlewski has been an aviation journalist for more than 24 years and a CFI for more than 20 years. If she is not flying or teaching aviation, she is writing about it. Meg is a founding member of the Pilot Proficiency Center at EAA AirVenture and excels at the application of simulation technology to flatten the learning curve. Follow Meg on Twitter @2Lewski.

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