(03 Jun 2021) GKN Aerospace has reached an important milestone in its collaboration with Eviation (USA) by delivering the first fully-integrated wings, empennage and electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) for the Alice all-electric aircraft.
The wings and empennage feature advanced composite technology and are the first delivered by GKN Aerospace as fully integrated structures.
The build and assembly was supported with products manufactured in Cowes, Filton, Western Approach and Hoogerheide (NL), whilst final assembly and integration was completed at the brand new £32 million Global Technology Centre in Bristol, England.
John Pritchard President Civil Airframe, GKN Aerospace, said, “The development of all-electric aircraft is a game-changer. This first delivery is not only an important milestone in our collaboration with Eviation, but also in the quest for more sustainable and environmentally friendly aviation. GKN Aerospace is proud to bring its wealth of experience in design and certification, as well as technology leadership, to achieve this landmark.”
The Eviation Alice’s maiden flight is scheduled to take off later this year.