The Eviation Alice uses the lightest possible carbon fiber composite airframe.
The Eviation Alice uses the lightest possible carbon fiber composite airframe.

Carboman Group, a French company that prototypes and makes composite structures, is collaborating with electric air transport company Eviation Aircraft to make an all-electric aircraft structure.

The Eviation Alice uses the lightest possible carbon fiber composite airframe with a 650-mile range using a sustainable, low noise and zero-emission electric propulsion system, the company says.  

Carboman has also announced plans to expand its aerospace tooling and components production using new five-axis computer numerical control (CNC) equipment acquired from Brittany-based composite tooling specialist SNE-SMM in 2017.  The company will also add a new aerospace certified 2.2 m x 6 m 250°C 10 bar autoclave at its Ecublens site.

This story uses material from Carboman, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.