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Shamed for Burning Kerosene, Aviation World Seeks Greener Skies

June 19, 2019, 4:50 PM

Tucked away among the more conventional passenger and military planes on display at the Paris Air Show sits a little nine-passenger aircraft offering a glimpse into the future.

The all-electric prototype developed by Israeli venture capital-backed Eviation Aircraft Ltd. was shipped to the biennial exhibit in pieces because it’s never been flown before. Yet the battery-powered aircraft called the Alice snagged its first customer, Cape Air, and is aiming for commercial flights in about three years.

An ’Alice’ electric aircraft from Eviation displayed during the Paris Air Show on June 18.
Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

The plane has drawn out-sized interest because the aviation industry is increasingly under pressure about carbon emissions from burning kerosene. Air travel is...

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