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Classic Aero-TV: Bye Aerospace SunFlyer 4--Pushing The Electric Airplane Concept

From 2017: A Four-Place Electric Airplane Is On The Horizon…

A four-place all-electric airplane is the next innovation from Sun Flyer. The company announced plans for the airplane at AirVenture 2017 in July.

Sun Flyer CEO, George Bye, told Aero-News editor Tom Patton at the show that, like Sun Flyer 2, Sun Flyer 4 will run completely on batteries. As a result, the four-seat airplane will have operating costs five times lower than costs associated with similar combustion-engine aircraft. With four hours of flying time, the versatile Sun Flyer 4 will appeal to both flight schools and pilot-owners.

Sun Flyer is intended to be the first FAA-certified, U.S.-sponsored, practical, all-electric airplane to serve the flight training and general aviation markets. It features a low operating cost, low aircraft unit cost, low noise and the elimination of exhaust pollutants. Electric energy, or “fuel,” cost for Sun Flyer is multiples lower compared to the per-hour cost for piston-engine leaded avgas.

Spartan College, which holds 25 deposits for production Sun Flyer 2s, is the first flight school to hold a deposit for a Sun Flyer 4. Spartan will develop a complete training system for the Sun Flyer family of aircraft, including a course syllabus for airframe and powerplant (A&P) technicians to receive specialized electric maintenance training.

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