The airplane still needs to have its electrical system, motor, and instrument panel installed. After that, it will go on to ground and taxi tests. A formal rollout ceremony is planned soon, AEAC said. The company is based at Centennial Airport.
George Bye, AEAC’s CEO, thanked his board of directors, strategic advisors, and shareholders, saying, “This is a major milestone in the Sun Flyer program.” AEAC contracted with Arion Aircraft from the Nashville, Tennessee, area to help build an initial prototype.
“The addition of Sidekick is a collaborative opportunity to further enhance a comprehensive flight training system for Sun Flyer,” said Redbird’s Jerry Gregoire.
The Sun Flyer is intended to be the first FAA-certified all-electric trainer. For more information, visit www.SunFlyer.com
Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. of Denver has taken delivery of its Sun Flyer, a proof-of-concept, two-seat, solar-electric-powered trainer.