Eviation, Leading Electric Airplane Manufacturer, Taps Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for Key Research & Development Strategic Partnership
17 December 2018
PRESCOTT, Ariz., Dec. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Eviation Aircraft, a global manufacturer of all-electric air mobility solutions, today announced that it has selected Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world's largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, for research and development with fourth-year undergraduate engineering students. The university program is expected to launch in the spring of 2019 at the Prescott campus.
Promoting innovation and collaboration within the aviation industry, Embry-Riddle students and faculty will work with Eviation's zero-emission all electric aircraft solutions, to focus on performance analysis, validation and testing as well as future electric propulsion and airframe design concepts. The university program will offer students the opportunity to contribute to and participate in preliminary design and sub-scale testing, a highly specialized and unique experience for students training for aviation careers. For nearly a century, Embry-Riddle has been educating some of the brightest and bravest in aviation who drive innovation and keep the aerospace and related industries running safely and productively.
"Embry Riddle is at the forefront of aviation innovation and we are excited to partner with Eviation Aircraft and deliver on our commitment to exposing students to groundbreaking technology," said Embry-Riddle Chancellor Dr. Frank Ayers. "By including Embry-Riddle engineers and students in the R&D pool, Eviation and the Alice Aircraft will take advantage of the exposure and knowledge from our best and brightest engineers."
With the goal of making clean regional air travel accessible for all, Eviation will be debuting the 9-passenger regional commuter at the 53rd Paris Air Show in June 2019. The Alice 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 650 miles a single charge.
"With one of the oldest and most well-respected universities at the helm, we're confident that the Alice Aircraft is in good hands and we look forward to partnering with the prestigious university," said Omer Bar-Yohay, CEO of Eviation. "As we innovate within one of the world's most polluting industries, we look forward to partnering with Embry-Riddle to further our mission, vision and electric mobility development."
About Eviation Aircraft
Eviation Aircraft Ltd. is developing and manufacturing efficient electric aircraft in an effort to make electric aviation a fast, competitive, and sustainable answer to the on-demand mobility of people and goods. Its distributed propulsion, high-energy density batteries, mission-driven energy management, and new airframe are designed from the ground up to maximize these technological advances for regional flight operators. Eviation is a member of NASA's on-demand mobility program, and a full member of GAMA, the General Aviation Manufacturers' Association and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Please visit us at www.eviation.co
About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world's largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 75 baccalaureate, master's and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through the Worldwide Campus with more than 125 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and through online programs. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit www.embryriddle.edu, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and facebook.com/EmbryRiddleUniversity, and find expert videos at YouTube.com/EmbryRiddleUniv.
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