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FutureFlight Witnesses Eviation's Alice Electric Aircraft Making Its First Flight

For FutureFlight editor Hanneke Weitering, witnessing the long-awaited first flight of Eviation's Alice electric aircraft meant a trip from her Seattle area base to Moses Lake in Washington state and a pre-dawn start. The flight itself only last eight minutes but the visit yielded significant new information about the program as she shared in a video discussion. 

The company has acknowledged that limitations of current battery technology have meant a reduction in its initial range target to 250 nm in VFR conditions. It says that meets expectations of early airline customers for the nine-seat aircraft, with type certification now pushed back to 2027.