"As the sun came up over the mountains… Alice took off. […] For the people standing there, it was one of those special moments where you feel that you’re... watching a product that’s going to change the shape of an industry. Maybe you might think of it as akin to seeing the iPhone 1 or a Tesla for the first time."
Watch CNBC’s exclusive interview with Clermont Group Chairman, Richard Chandler, on the inaugural flight of the first all-electric commuter aircraft.
On 27 September 2022, the all-electric Eviation Alice took to the skies for the first time at Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington, U.S. The successful test flight marks a milestone in aviation history: the first flight of an all-electric, commercial passenger airplane.
The nine-seater Alice, a product of clean-sheet design — built from the ground up around electric propulsion — heralds a new era of sustainable, quiet, cost-effective flight.
History shows that lasting prosperity relies on a three-way partnership between governments, businesses and communities. Together, Clermont Group, the Chandler Foundation and the Chandler Institute of Governance form the Better World Network, dedicated to strengthening all three levels of this partnership and supporting human progress around the world.
Clermont Group has been carbon neutral since 2008. We believe that everybody has a duty to be wise, responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to them. Through our carbon neutral programme, we are committed to taking responsibility for the environmental impact of our activities and playing our part in creating a sustainable, healthier planet for future generations.
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