World’s largest all-electric aircraft successfully takes its first flight
The world’s largest all-electric plane on Thursday took its first successful flight, that lasted for about 30 minutes. The ‘eCaravan‘ aircraft is a Cessna 208 Caravan plane, which was fitted with a 750-horsepower electric motor made by US-based startup MagniX and modified by aerospace engineering firm AeroTEC. The aircraft, which is about 37 feet long, typically seats nine passengers.
All Electric Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Leading the charge in the electric era of aviation, magniX conducted the first flight test of the 750-horsepower magni500 all-electric propulsion system on a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Moses Lake, Washington on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 8:00am Pacific Standard Time
The magniX team, together with our partners at AeroTEC, have been working hard magnifying the aircraft and converting it from its gas guzzling, emission creating, old self, to an all-electric, low operating cost, clean aircraft.
Following in the footsteps of the historic world’s first flight of the all-electric commercial aircraft – the eBeaver with Harbour Air – the eCaravan will showcase one of the world’s most-used Middle-Mile aircraft going all electric.
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