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Default Bye Aerospace Introduces Eight-Seat 320 knot eFlyer

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Bye Aerospace Introduces Eight-Seat eFlyer
Kate O'Connor April 22, 20217

Image: Bye Aerospace
Bye Aerospace officially unveiled its new eight-seat eFlyer 800 all-electric
twin “turboprop class” aircraft design on Thursday. Aimed at the air-taxi,
air-cargo, regional and charter aircraft markets, the eFlyer 800 will
feature two wing-mounted electric motors with dual redundant motor windings,
quad-redundant battery packs and a whole airframe parachute. According to
Bye, operating cost for the aircraft will be one-fifth that of “traditional”
twin turboprops.

“The eFlyer 800 is the first all-electric propulsion technology airplane
that achieves twin-turboprop performance and safety with no CO2 and
extremely low operating costs,” said Bye Aerospace CEO George Bye. “This
type of remarkable economy and performance is made possible by the electric
propulsion system and advanced battery cell technology that results in
significantly higher energy densities.”

Bye Aerospace is working with Safran on an electric powertrain for the
eFlyer 800, which is expected to have a top cruise speed of up to 320 knots,
35,000-foot ceiling and 500-NM range with 45-minute IFR reserves. The
company is also looking at offering an emergency autoland system for the
aircraft along with options for supplemental power solar cells and in-wheel
electric taxi. In addition to developing the 800, Bye is currently pursuing
FAA Part 23 certification for its two-seat eFlyer 2, which flew for the
first time in April 2018, and four-seat eFlyer 4.
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Bye Aerospace Unveils 8-Seat All-electric eFlyer 800
by Alexis Lincoln | Apr 22, 2021 | Latest News | 0 comments

Bye Aerospace Unveils 8-Seat All-electric eFlyer 800

Safran to Support Propulsion Design

DENVER, Colorado – April 22, 2021 – Bye Aerospace has announced an
eight-seat all-electric twin turbo-prop class airplane, the eFlyer 800™, in
response to growing demands for regional all-electric airplanes with
significantly reduced operating costs, plus increased capacity and utility.

Performance estimates for the eFlyer 800 include up to 320 knot cruise
speed, 35,000 feet ceiling and 500 nm range with 45-minute IFR reserves at
normal cruise speed of 280 knots. Safety features include two wing-mounted
electric motors, each with dual redundant motor windings, quad-redundant
battery packs and a full airplane parachute. Additional potential features
include emergency auto-landing system, intelligent algorithm ensuring
envelope protection, terrain avoidance and routing for emergency auto-land,
and also an option for supplemental power solar cells and in-wheel electric
taxi. The airplane’s 8-seat configuration consists of up to seven passengers
and one or two pilots. The eFlyer 800 will have only one-fifth the operating
costs of traditional twin turboprops and is geared for the air-taxi,
air-cargo, regional and charter aircraft markets.

“The eFlyer 800 is the first all-electric propulsion technology airplane
that achieves twin-turboprop performance and safety with no CO2 and
extremely low operating costs,” said George E. Bye, Bye Aerospace CEO. “This
type of remarkable economy and performance is made possible by the electric
propulsion system and advanced battery cell technology that results in
significantly higher energy densities.”

Bye Aerospace and Safran are currently assessing the most efficient electric
powertrain for the eFlyer 800 (dual ENGINeUS™ electric motors and
GENeUSGRID™ electric distribution and network protection system). “Safran
product lines with the ENGINeUS™ motors, rated from 50kW to 500kW/1MW and
GENeUSGRID™ systems, perfectly fit with the Bye Aerospace portfolio of
e-aircraft,” said Hervé Blanc, Executive Vice President and General Manager
Power with Safran Electrical & Power. “Building upon our successful
cooperation on eFlyer2 and eFlyer4, we are very proud to bring our best
expertise to support Bye Aerospace in the design of the new eFlyer 800.”

Bye said eFlyer 800 customer deposit agreements are complete, and several
are being developed with U.S. and European air-taxi, air-cargo and air
charter services. “Details about those agreements will be announced soon,
and as they are finalized,” he said.

Bye Aerospace is in the process of obtaining FAA Part-23 certification for
the eFlyer 2 for the professional flight training mission and the four-seat
eFlyer 4 for air taxi, cargo and advanced training uses. All the company’s
current and future families of aircraft feature engineering, research and
electric aircraft solutions designed to specifically address compelling
market needs. Benefits include five-fold lower operating costs, no CO2
emissions, and decreased noise. Bye Aerospace estimates the eFlyer will
eventually eliminate the release of millions of metric tons of CO2 each year
as its deliveries begin and the general aviation fleet is replaced.

About Bye Aerospace, Inc.

Based at Centennial Airport near Denver, Colorado, Bye Aerospace specializes
in the design and manufacture of electric aircraft, including the eFlyer
family of aircraft. Bye Aerospace, named “2020 Small Business of the Year”
by the Aurora, Colo. Chamber of Commerce and recognized as “Most Innovative”
in the 2020 Made in Colorado awards sponsored by ColoradoBiz magazine, was
founded by George E. Bye, who is also Chairman and CEO.

About Safran
Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation
(propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core
purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air
transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible.
Safran has a global presence, with 79,000 employees and sales of 16.5
billion euros in 2020 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional
leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and
development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and
Innovation roadmap. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange
and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices. For more information:
www.safran-group.com / Follow @Safran on Twitter

About Safran Electrical & Power

Safran Electrical & Power is one of the world’s leaders in aircraft
electrical systems. The company is a key player in the equipment
electrification and in the electric and hybrid propulsion sector. It has
11,500 employees across 13 different countries. For more information:
www.safran-group.com and www.safran-electrical-power.com / Follow @Safran
and @SafranElectric on Twitter

CAD engineering images of Bye Aerospace eFlyer 800

eFlyer 800 Video: https://youtu.be/NLseqabGisw

George E. Bye, CEO of Bye Aerospace

Hervé Blanc, Executive Vice President & General Manager Power – Safran
Electrical & Power
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