Bye Aerospace announced that Skye Aviation, an aircraft leasing company headquartered in Denver, Colorado, has completed purchase deposits for 15 eFlyer 800 aircraft. “Skye Aviation is the first all-electric aircraft leasing company in the world” said George Bye, CEO of Bye Aerospace. “We are honoured by their selection of the eFlyer 800 to be the foundation for their fleet, and we applaud their forward-reaching strategy. Momentum for electric aviation continues to grow at an incredible pace.”
“Skye Aviation is thrilled to be the world’s first all-electric aircraft leasing firm and to be able to exclusively offer Bye Aerospace’s eFlyer family of eCTOL aircraft,” said Carol Johnson with Skye Aviation. “Skye fully supports sustainable, safe aviation leasing solutions for our customers while at the same time slashing eCTOL operating costs, aircraft noise, maintenance and supply requirements efforts. We embrace innovation that offers our customers far less capital-intensive solutions for training, passenger, air cargo, private, business, and military operations. In this sense, we all win.”
Bye Aerospace announced the eFlyer 800 program earlier this year in response to growing demands for regional all-electric airplanes with significantly reduced operating costs, plus increased capacity and utility. All the company’s current and future families of aircraft feature engineering, research and electric aircraft solutions are designed to specifically address compelling market needs. Benefits include five-fold lower operating costs, no CO2 emissions and decreased noise. The company estimates eFlyer will eventually eliminate the release of millions of metric tons of CO2 each year as its deliveries begin and the general aviation fleet is replaced. Bye Aerospace is in the process of obtaining FAA Part-23 certification for the eFlyer 2 for the professional flight training mission and the four-seat eFlyer 4 for air taxi, cargo and advanced training uses. The company currently has approximately 800 airplanes in its production backlog over its three models of eFlyer aircraft.
eFlyer 4 advances
Bye Aerospace announced advances in aerodynamic analysis performance characteristics for its four-seat all-electric airplane in development, the eFlyer 4. Powered by a 200 kW (268) HP) all-electric propulsion system, eFlyer 4 is targeted for the air-taxi and advanced training markets. Bye Aerospace recently unveiled the game-changing eight-seat eFlyer 800, announcing purchase deposit agreements with Jet It, JetClub, and Rheinland Air Service GmbH (RAS). The company currently has approximately 800 airplanes in its production backlog over its three models of eFlyer aircraft.
Bye Aerospace to Provide Garmin 500 TXi Avionics on eFlyer 2
Bye Aerospace announced with Garmin that they will supply the Garmin G500 TXi avionics system on the two-seat eFlyer 2. “Bye Aerospace is very pleased to work with industry-leading Garmin and their engineering team on the world’s first 14 CFR 23 normal category electric aircraft and avionics suite,” said CEO Bye. “We want to provide our flight school customers with the best user experience possible, and we believe the G500 TXi is the ideal avionics package.”
“We are proud to work with the Bye Aerospace team to support the electric aircraft market with the G500 TXi flight display and a suite of Garmin avionics providing VFR and IFR GPS/NAV/COMM, standby, and transponder capabilities,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “The modern G500 TXi flight display has been tailored for the eFlyer 2 to display its electric propulsion information, while also adding advanced capabilities such as safety enhancing synthetic vision, terrain and traffic alerting, geo-referenced charts, and more. These impressive capabilities are all featured on an intuitive, high-resolution touchscreen display that makes G500 TXi in the eFlyer 2 ideal for the global flight training market.”