This should be a step for the development of aviation with an electric drive.
The world’s first commercial electric aircraft made its first test flight on Tuesday, rising in the sky in Canada. It is reported by RBC with reference to AFP24.
According to the inventors, this will be an important step on the way to launch regular flights on aircraft with an electric drive.
The flight was carried out based in Vancouver with Harbour Air Seaplanes aircraft using a DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver with six passengers, are equipped with a motor capacity of 750 horsepower produced by American manufacturer MagniX.
“Everything was perfect. All we could expect and dream about the first electric plane, happened,” said Roy Gancarski, CEO MagniX.
According to Gancarski, although a short test flight lasted only 15 minutes, it was enough to show that for airplanes with electrical engine has a future in commercial aviation.
“This proves that commercial aviation in all-electric form could work,” he said.
It is noted that Harbour Air and MagniX hope to receive approval for the installation of the engines for the rest of the company’s fleet and begin to use the aircraft with an electric drive for the carriage of passengers by 2022 at its 12th routes in the USA and Canada.