GKN Aerospace has reached an important milestone in its collaboration with Eviation (U.S.A.) by delivering the first fully integrated wings, empennage, and 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.
Alice is taking advantage of GKN Aerospace’s multi-technology specialist skills in airframe, structures, and EWIS from right across the business. The build and assembly have been supported with products manufactured in Cowes, Filton, Western Approach and Hoogerheide (NL). Final assembly and integration were completed at the brand new £32 million Global Technology Center in Bristol.
GKN Aerospace and Eviation announced the collaboration agreement covering the design and manufacture of wings, empennage, and electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) in May 2020. The rapid development and delivery showcase GKN Aerospace’s ability to support the faster time-to-market of electrical aircraft. Alice is preparing for its first flight later this year and will fly nine passengers for up to 440 nautical miles.