World's largest all-electric plane soars in the air for the first time

An all electric nine-seater plane, named Cessna Caravan, took its first flight on Thursday over Washington. The plane took a test flight for nearly 30 minutes. Instead of a gas-powered turbine engine, the plane runs by electricity.

Largest all-electric plane

The world’s largest all-electric aircraft flew for the first time on Friday in Washington.

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Cessna Caravan

Known as Cessna Caravan, the aircraft is fitted with an electric engine and can accommodate nine passengers.

 

 

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Collaboration of two companies

Two aviation companies were behind the airplane’s 30-minute-long flight at Moses Lake. MagniX, a startup based in Redmond, designed the light electric motor and AeroTEC, a Seattle-based aerospace engineering and certification company, modified the airplane.

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A flying test bed

“Yeah, I couldn’t fit a person in that aircraft. There was not even an attempt to put the batteries in a more convenient place,” said MagniX CEO Roei Ganzarski. “This specific eCaravan was designed as a flying test bed.”

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We are ready!

magniX tweeted "We are ready! Tomorrow, Thursday, 8am pacific. Join us for the most electrifying event on aviation!" through their official Twitter account on May 28.

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