In canada’s place in Richmond, va, has the airline company Harbour Air on Tuesday the first flight is made by a completely electric-powered aircraft, reports the company on its website.
The modified de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, a seaplane with space for six passengers, made a flight of three minutes, to the port of Richmond, va and it is one of the first commercial aircraft ever to run on electricity in flight.
In the ePlane, a 62-year-old unit, which is equipped with an electric motor driving a 750 horsepower is capable of. It will allow the aircraft approximately 150 kilometers in the air before the battery needs to be recharged.
“Today we have made history,” said Harbour Air’s managing director, Greg McDougall, who is the aircraft itself is operated. Along with the American engine manufacturer, magniX, that the electric motor has been developed, he will now have the correct certificates in order to have more aircraft-electric-to-make.
Airline, Harbour Air, is the water planes in its fleet and caters to relatively short flights and tourist trips in the province, in the south-west of the country.
Today, we made history. Launching the world’s first electric commercial aircraft retrofitted with a 750 horsepower all-electric magni500 propulsion system. Thank you to our amazing maintenance team and our partners at @MagniX for all your efforts! Together, we did it again and again. 👏 #ePlane
AvatarAuteurHarbourAirLtdMoment of plaatsen17:10 – december, 10, 2019