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Harbor Air makes its first commercial flight by electric airplane

Harbor Air makes its first commercial flight by electric airplane

Operate in Canada Harbor Air named Seaplane Company has successfully completed its first commercial flight in electric aircraft. Commercial flights have begun to be made with test flights are of great importance for the future of electric powered aircraft. In today's commercial flights, environmental damage and carbon emissions from aircraft engines are considerable. In the near future, the expansion of electric powered aircraft and their use in commercial flights will be on the agenda. Harbor Air flights are one of the first important steps of this new route.

Harbor Air, Australia-based electric aircraft initiative Magnix cooperate with. Made in Canada with a capacity of 6 people Havilland Beaver at DHC-2 This modified private plane is used in the flight with the plane. Normally, this classic propeller plane, developed by magniX magni500 redesigned to use an electric motor. This engine 750 horses it can generate energy (560 kW) and is enough to ventilate and fly the plane. This special electric motor was announced at the Paris Air Show in the summer of this year and attracted a lot of attention.

The plane, which took off from the Fraser River to Richmond, landed again after its successful flight and heightened hopes for the future of electric jet engines. As you can see in the first flight video that you can see below, the noise of the electric powered airplane is almost negligible next to the current motor plane. In addition, it is more respectful of the environment.

Founder and CEO of Harbor Air Greg McDougallAt the same time, this historic flight as a pilot was involved in the aircraft. According to him, this innovation will change the sectors of aviation and seaplanes. Even though electric motor capabilities are limited at the moment, it is likely that in the near future, electric motors will be replaced by jet engines used in commercial flights today.

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