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SunAero Electric Aircraft
"Sun Flyer" Solar-Electric Training Airplane Enters Next Development Phase
September 22, 2014
DENVER, Colorado - Sept. 22, 2014 - Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. (AEAC) has
entered the next phase of development for its high tech solar-electric training
aircraft called "Sun Flyer."
AEAC, in conjunction with its development partner, Bye Aerospace, is performing
initial R&D flight test operations with the solar-electric technology
demonstrator at Centennial Airport near Denver. The single-seat technology
demonstrator, which is the basis for the Sun Flyer, made its debut at EAA
AirVenture Oshkosh in late July. Flight tests will continue for the next 6 to 9
months while the 2-seat prototype Sun Flyer is being assembled.
George Bye, CEO of AEAC, said initial test results are confirming the overall
benefits of solar-electric propulsion, especially the very low operating costs.
Additional benefits include reduced maintenance due to fewer moving parts,
low-noise flight and solar recharging on the ground and in flight.
"The support and interest we are receiving from the general aviation community
is tremendous," Bye said. "The consistent feedback we receive is this new
electric approach is more practical from both an economics and operations
perspective. The solar-electric Sun Flyer is a critically important product - a
true breakthrough training aircraft when general aviation needs it most."
AEAC is primarily targeting flight schools for Sun Flyer, the first
U.S.-sponsored, practical, all-electric airplane serving the training,
recreational and general aviation markets. The company is also collaborating
with Redbird Flight Simulations and Spartan Aeronautical College to offer a
comprehensive pilot training system.
ABOUT AERO ELECTRIC AIRCRAFT CORP. Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. was created to
produce, under license, the 2-seat Sun Flyer aircraft and bring it to market.
For more information, go to www.AEAC.aero.
ABOUT BYE AEROSPACE, INC. Bye Aerospace, founded in 2007 and headquartered near
Denver, is applying clean energy solutions to innovative aircraft designs for
the general aviation and defense markets. For more information, go to
Lot's of engineering speculation here ~25 minutes in:
Bye Aerospace is a Colorado company involved in the design of a unique
solar-electric powered aircraft that use solar electric energy, stored in
batteries, to drive a propeller to both fly and stay aloft for long periods of
time. A special combination of technologies and design will enable the current
small UAVs to maintain station, with flight endurance of 8 to 12 hours at a
time -- several multiples of typical aviation gasoline fuel engine UAVs. A more
extreme version of this capability will be engineered into Bye's future
aircraft (both civil and defense).
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