June 04, 2021
Curtiss-Wright’s electromechanical actuation (EMA) technology helps reduce risk, speeds development of all-electric regional commuter aircraft
DAVIDSON, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that it has successfully delivered the primary flight control actuators and control electronics to Eviation Aircraft for the all-electric Alice aircraft, as it prepares for first flight. Curtiss-Wright’s high-power density electromechanical actuators (EMA) provide Eviation with a modular, distributed solution that enables a flexible control architecture. Curtiss-Wright’s proven commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) EMA design delivers a lightweight, plug-and-play solution that helps reduce cost, schedule risk, and program risk.
“We are very proud to have delivered the first shipset of our innovative flight control actuation hardware to Eviation, and are excited to witness the first flight of their all-electric Alice aircraft later this year,” said Lynn M. Bamford, President and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. “Curtiss-Wright is committed to being an industry leader in bringing the revolutionary advantages of electric actuation to flight, from fixed wing to rotorcraft, from business jets to military platforms.”
“Curtiss-Wright is known for its flight control technology innovation and we look forward to working with them as we build our high performing zero-emission electric aircraft,” said Omer Bar-Yohay, Co-Founder & CEO, Eviation. “We are pleased to work with iconic partners who share our vision of making clean regional air travel accessible for all.”
EMA technology delivers compelling benefits over traditional hydraulic approaches, such as superior reliability, improved energy efficiency and reduced weight for a wide range of aviation applications including flight controls, landing gear, and utility actuation.
Keeping innovation and performance top of mind, Eviation is creating a new era in aviation with the Alice aircraft. Inspired by the new design possibilities that emerged by replacing turbine engines with all electric motors, Eviation and its team have reimagined what sleek, stylish and cost effective air mobility can be with the introduction of Alice.