Sun Flyer: Update On The Solar-Electric Flight Trainer
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Great America Ballroom K Track 8
09:45 - 10:10
With a remarkably low operating cost, low aircraft unit cost, extremely low noise and elimination of CO2 exhaust pollutants, the all-electric Sun Flyer aircraft is poised to change the dynamics of general aviation, specifically flight training. George Bye, CEO and Founder, will provide an update on the program's progress and plans for FAA certification.
George E. Bye, Founder and CEO of Bye Aerospace, is an aviation influencer, innovator and pioneer. He has two decades of experience as an aerospace entrepreneur, engineer, and executive, balancing engineering services with internal development and research of advanced concepts. George has developed several aircraft designs, including a 14-foot wing span solar-electric hybrid UAV, Silent Falcon, now in production. He also conceived the eFlyer and StratoAirNet designs and authored articles for industry journals, textbooks and publications. George holds a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Washington, and is an ATP rated pilot with over 4,000 flying hours
Bye Aerospace is developing the 2-seat all-electric flight training airplane called eFlyer at Centennial Airport near Denver. Due to the significantly lower structural parts count and lower cost of electric propulsion components as compared to piston-engine equipped aircraft, Bye Aerospace is able to produce the eFlyer trainer for much less than a typically equipped piston-engine flight trainer such the world's most produced aircraft, the Cessna 172. eFlyer certification sets the stage for introduction of a whole family of electric aircraft.