DENVER – Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. (AEAC) is collaborating with Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology to help develop a complete training system for the solar-electric training aircraft called “Sun Flyer.”
Peter Harris, CEO of Spartan College, said, “Partnering with AEAC is a natural step forward in our quest for innovative approaches to deliver value to our students. We are thrilled to be the first to reserve a set of planes, and look forward to seeing the Sun Flyer’s impact on flight training.”
“Our goal is to provide better, more cost-effective tools to equip tomorrow’s pilots,” he said. “Our collaboration with Spartan College is important because of the practical input they are providing to the development and test of Sun Flyer.”
AEAC is planning to offer the first certified U.S.-sponsored, all-electric airplane serving the training aviation markets. The company recently unveiled the single-seat technology demonstrator for its next-generation solar-electric training aircraft and is performing initial R&D flight test operations at Centennial Airport near Denver. Flight tests will continue while the two-seat prototype Sun Flyer is being assembled.