Epic Aircraft confirmed today it has completed delivery of its first two E1000 all composite, single-engine turboprop aircraft, following the successful conclusion of its FAA Type Certification program last year.
“Completing these deliveries is a tremendous milestone for our company and our customers. The E1000 is a remarkable aircraft and seeing the enthusiasm of our owners as they take delivery is extremely gratifying. This is the successful culmination of eight years of hard work, extensive investment, and a passionate belief in our product,” said Epic CEO, Doug King.
“This is a true performance aircraft able to compete directly with my Phenom 100, but at less than half the operating cost. Plus, it provides access to shorter airstrips that jets just can’t reach,” added Brooke. “Epic is an innovative company that complements its exceptional engineering and technology with a highly personalized approach to doing business. As a customer, I feel like part of a family.”
Despite the recent pandemic-related setbacks, Epic operations are returning to full capacity and the company intends to ramp customer deliveries as quickly as possible.
“The challenges presented by COVID-19 have been unexpected and considerable. But never underestimate the skills and determination of our dedicated staff, who have persevered, engineered, and improvised in order to keep our production lines moving, so we can deliver planes and meet customer expectations,” said King. “We have an incredible team and I am honored to work with them.” Epic has advance E1000 deposits from customers in the US, Canada, Mexico, Central/South America, Europe, Russia and South Africa. The company owns production facilities totaling over 300,000 square feet at its Bend Airport headquarters.