Jeppesen, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company, today announced it will co-market and collaborate with Bye Energy, Inc., an integrator of clean, alternative energy technologies for business and general aviation aircraft, 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.
For more information on the industry-leading navigation, operations, training and optimization solutions provided by Jeppesen, please visit www.jeppesen.com.
For more than 75 years Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations. Today this pioneering spirit continues as Jeppesen delivers essential information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air, sea and rail operations around the globe. Jeppesen is a subsidiary of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, a unit of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
About Bye Energy
Formed in 2008, Bye Energy is developing an electric and electric-hybrid propulsion system for light general aviation aircraft, announcing “The Green Flight Project” (www.TheGreenFlightProject.aero) earlier this year. The company is headquartered on Centennial Airport in Englewood, Colo., and also has offices in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Albuquerque, N.M. For more information, go to www.ByeEnergy.com.
Bye Energy, Inc.