Jeppesen will collaborate with Bye Energy, Inc. to design and develop an electric propulsion system for a Cessna 172 proof of concept aircraft as part of “The Green Flight Project.”
“We believe in the future of general aviation and are pleased to help this critical effort,” said Jeppesen President and CEO Mark Van Tine. “In the near future, The Green Flight Project will demonstrate clean, quiet electric propulsion by flying its proof-of-concept Cessna 172 Skyhawk aircraft. That’s great news for the many pilots that rely on Jeppesen products for training and navigation and an innovative forward leap for general aviation.”
George Bye, CEO of Bye Energy Inc., thanked Jeppesen for their collaboration. “We are honored to work with Jeppesen in supporting this effort. Their expertise will help us prepare the next generation of aviation products for the next generation of general aviation pilots.”
Jeppesen, in collaboration with Bye Energy, will provide networking opportunities and other services including marketing support for the The Green Flight Project. In addition, Jeppesen’s Van Tine will help formulate and guide the industry transition to alternative energy technologies as a member of Bye Energy’s Strategic Advisory Council.