Roei Ganzarski, the previous Boeing supervisor who went on to enhance all-electric aviation, is leaving his government posts at Everett, Wash.-based MagniX and at Eviation Plane, an electric-airplane producer with places of work in Arlington, Wash.
Ganzarski was the CEO of MagniX, which focuses on constructing electrical propulsion techniques for plane. He was the manager chairman of Eviation, which is preparing for check flights of its all-electric Alice airplane.
Each ventures are owned by the Singapore-based Clermont Group, and Eviation’s Alice plane is designed to make use of MagniX’s propulsion system.
Ganzarski introduced his double departure “with a heavy coronary heart” final week, in a LinkedIn put up that laid out an inventory of the businesses’ latest achievements — together with improvement offers with B.C.-based Harbour Air and different firms in addition to a $74.3 million NASA contract to develop an electrical demonstrator plane.
“I’ve little doubt that the way forward for aviation is electrical,” he wrote. “It needs to be for the sake of our youngsters and grandchildren. It’s now not a query of if, however solely when and who. I go away MagniX and Eviation positioned to proceed their management on this subject.”
Though Ganzarski didn’t point out a departure date, the 2 firms’ web sites now not listing him as an government. We’ve reached out to Ganzarski and to MagniX for additional particulars concerning the transition, and can replace this report with something we hear again.
In an emailed assertion, Eviation acknowledged Ganzarski’s departure and stated Dominique Spragg would take his place as government chairman.
Spragg turned the Clermont Group’s chief of aerospace technique and enterprise architect in 2020. He’s additionally MagniX’s government chairman and has served as a board member for Eviation. His LinkedIn web page means that he’s primarily based in Sidney, B.C.
“Spragg is a key architect of Eviation’s progress technique and operations, and brings to the manager chairman position in depth aerospace and worldwide enterprise improvement expertise,” Eviation stated.
Final July, Ganzarski stated that the primary manufacturing mannequin of Eviation’s nine-passenger, battery-powered Alice plane was being assembled and would tackle its first check flight by the top of 2021. And in August, Eviation reported that DHL Specific had ordered a dozen Alice eCargo planes for supply in 2024.
The corporate’s plans have shifted since summer time, nevertheless. Alice hasn’t but taken to the air, though a runway taxi check was performed final month. Additionally in December, Eviation laid out its plans for an government cabin model of the airplane, able to carrying six passengers, and stated that deliveries would start in 2026.
Within the assertion emailed at this time, Eviation stated Alice would finally “energy regional flights in three codecs: cargo, commuter and government.” Fittingly, the YouTube video of Alice’s taxi check ends with the phrases “Extra to Come.”