Eyre to There Aviation managing director Barrie Rogers said his fully electric aeroplane, was set to take off in the flight training market and his company would be the first electric aircraft manufacturer to be based Australia.
One of the key drivers is Australia being ahead of the regulation game in terms of flying the electric aircraft, Rogers said.
“Australia is currently the only country in the world that already certifies electric aircraft for training purposes, so we have an opportunity to be a world leader.
“Electric aircraft are cheaper to buy, cheaper to run, are significantly quieter than conventional aircraft and don’t rely on fossil fuels. And they are ideally suited for short range flight training activities.”
Until now, the electric aircraft industry has been hampered by the heavy weight of the battery needed in each plane