EPS Providing Electric Batteries for Bye Aerospace “Sun Flyer”
DENVER, Colorado – March 27, 2018 – Electric Power Systems (EPS) announced its official collaboration with Bye Aerospace, a company that applies innovative Energy Storage System technology to the Bye Aerospace All Electric Trainer dubbed Sun Flyer.
“We’re excited to work with Bye Aerospace on making the Sun Flyer the first All Electric Airplane certified under the new FAA Part 23 regulations,” EPS Chief Executive Officer Nathan Millecam said.
Bye Aerospace has contracted EPS to Design & Build the Energy Storage System including Battery Modules, Battery Management Unit, and Power Distribution unit for its Flight Demonstrator scheduled for first flight tests in the Q1-Q2 timeframe in 2018.
Sun Flyer 2 Prototype
George Bye, CEO of Bye Aerospace, said the collaboration with EPS is both timely and critically important. “The Sun Flyer flight demonstrator will soon start the flight test phase,” he said. “My thanks to the EPS leadership and team for their battery expertise and participation in this revolutionary program.”
“This partnership aligns with our shared vision to advance all-electric aircraft for commercial aviation applications.” Millecam said. “Our Energy Storage System leverages technology developed for NASA’s X57 platform, that enables our Battery Module to meet stringent FAA safety requirements around containment of cells in thermal runaway at a very light weight.”
Electric Power Systems (EPS) battery module
About Electric Power Systems (EPS)
Electric Power Systems (EPS) provides disruptive technologies to high-reliability markets by providing world-class energy storage systems that are safe, reliable and low cost. EPS’s vision is to disrupt how we travel through its battery and technology solutions.
About Bye Aerospace, Inc.
Bye Aerospace is an innovator of sophisticated aerospace technology focused on applying advances in energy and design efficiencies to aerospace applications. The company was founded in 2007 by George Bye and is headquartered near Denver, Colorado. For more information, go to www.ByeAerospace.com and www.GeorgeBye.com.