Skyborne Airline Academy Expands Order For Bye eFlyer Trainers To 40

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Skyborne Airline Academy has signed a letter of intent with Bye Aerospace for 30 eFlyer electric training aircraft, bringing its total commitment to 40.

Skyborne is based in Vero Beach, Florida. The order expands Bye’s total order backlog to 889 aircraft, which includes the two-seat eFlyer 2 the four-seat eFlyer 4, valued at $570 million. The company is also designing the eight-seat eFlyer 800 turboprop. In all, Bye’s orderbook exceeds 1,000 aircraft and $1.4 billion.

Bye Aerospace, based in Denver, plans to produce eFlyer serial number 001 within the next 12 months, with full FAA certification and customer deliveries expected in 2025.

“By investing in Bye’s eFlyer aircraft, we will reduce our impact on the environment and support our airline partners with their sustainability goals,” says Lee Woodward, Skyborne Airline Academy CEO. “We’re proud to expand our order arrangement and look forward to seeing the eFlyer at Skyborne.”

Skyborne’s additional order is a testament to the product, says Rod Zastrow, Bye Aerospace president. “We are thrilled to kick off 2024 alongside the aviation training leader Skyborne.”

Molly McMillin

Molly McMillin, a 25-year aviation journalist, is managing editor of business aviation for the Aviation Week Network and editor-in-chief of The Weekly of Business Aviation, an Aviation Week market intelligence report.