Moving to an Electric Future
The aviation industry and government are fully engaged in the process of developing low carbon solutions for aviation. As we move into this exciting new era, Cape Air is set to be an early adopter of electric aircraft technology. The Cape Air business model, moving nine passengers at a time on routes fewer than 250 miles, is the perfect fit for electric propulsion aircraft.
Early Alice prototype with wingtip motors
In April of 2022, Cape Air signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for 75 all-electric 9-seater Eviation Alice aircraft. Cape Air is uniquely positioned to work with and provide technical support to Eviation as a launch partner. On September 27, 2022 prototype Alice made its inaugural flight, departing from Washington's Grant County International Airport. As 2023 dawns, we are fully engaged with Eviation to develop a certified, commercial electric aircraft.
Eviation made history on September 27, 2022 with the maiden flight of Alice. Watch the full video here.
Industry and Government Partnerships
- Collaboration with FAA on Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS). Industry-wide adoption of GPS navigation will allow for more direct routing, which will significantly reduce carbon burn
- Collaboration with FAA on Eagle and PAFI programs to "get the lead out" of aviation fuel
- Participation with government and industry partners in the development of a commuter electric fixed-wing aircraft
- Participation with government and industry partners on airport infrastructure to support electric aviation "fueled" by renewable energy