On Tuesday, Eviation Aircraft, a global manufacturer of all-electric aircraft, announced a partnership with Clay Lacy Aviation that will allow people to charge Alice, its all-electric aircraft, at all Clay Lacy Aviation FBOs as part of its network of services.
The partnership is the first FBO agreement for Eviation. It’s in preparation for Alice’s expected entry into service in 2024.
“Now, operators can choose to make the financially and environmentally sustainable choice for their aircraft,” Roei Ganzarski, executive chairman of Eviation, said in a statement. “With partners like Clay Lacy Aviation we are bringing the option of low-cost, clean electric flight closer to more and more communities.”
In 2020, Clay Lacy Aviation developed a comprehensive sustainability strategy to reduce its carbon footprint and the environmental impact of its facilities and its clients. Adding charging services for the nine-passenger, two-crew member, emission-free Alice is another step toward the two companies’ shared vision for a sustainable aviation industry.
“Clay Lacy has long prided itself on industry firsts and we are now adding yet another through our partnership with Eviation,” Brian Kirkdoffer, president and CEO at Clay Lacy Aviation, said in the same statement. “One of those firsts was introducing the first carbon offset program and a robust sustainability strategy in the aircraft management industry.
“We are proud to take that a giant step further with charging the zero-emission Alice at our FBOs.”
Omer Bar-Yohay, CEO of Eviation, said there’s more to come for his company.
“This partnership is just the beginning for Eviation as we look to build out the supporting infrastructure needed to bring electric aviation to life,” Bar-Yohay said. “With a network of visionary FBOs, we can ensure accessible, quick and seamless charging as we march toward a cleaner aviation future.”