Managing its way through challenges of the coronavirus crisis, Englewood, Colorado-based Bye Aerospace Inc. is nearing critical design review (CDR) completion for its eFlyer 2 electric-powered, general aviation aircraft. The CDR multi-disciplined technical review ensures each eFlyer 2 primary system can proceed into fabrication, demonstration, and test. The CDR review also meets Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification standards and performance requirements within the eFlyer 2 cost, schedule, and safety criteria.

The eFlyer 2 is being developed for the flight training role as the first in a family of all-electric eFlyer general aviation aircraft.

The company reports an existing flight school customer based in California added a purchase deposit for one eFlyer and agreed to another eFlyer deposit for later this year. A flying club also made a purchase deposit for an eFlyer 2 to add to its aircraft portfolio. In addition, a purchase deposit agreement was signed for 10 eFlyer 2’s and 10 eFlyer 4’s for a new aviation company that also selected Bye Aerospace for a multi-engine requirement, reserving two units with purchase deposits of a future, all-electric six-to-nine-seat airplane.

Purchase reservation total, including the new agreements, is 330 units.

“My sincere thanks to our customers for their commitment to the future of electric aviation beyond the near-term impact of these uncertain times,” says Bye Aerospace CEO George E. Bye.