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Harbour Air and magniX partner to build world’s first all-electric airline

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The airline will operate 12 routes in the Pacific Northwest magniX, the company powering the electric aviation revolution, and Harbour Air, North America’s largest seaplane airline, have announced a partnership to transform Harbour Air seaplanes into an all-electric commercial fleet powered by the magni500, a 750 horsepower (HP) all-electric motor. Operating …

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Boeing autonomous passenger air vehicle completes first flight

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Boeing’s NeXt is an electric vertical takeoff and landing Boeing’s autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype completed a controlled takeoff, hover and landing during its first flight test in Manassas, Virginia. Boeing NeXt, which leads the company’s urban air mobility efforts, worked with Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences to design …

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Work begins on world’s first electric race aeroplane

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Air Race E and the University of Nottingham will retrofit a petrol-powered Air Race 1 Development of the first electric race aeroplane has taken a major leap forward due to an innovative partnership announced between the University of Nottingham and Air Race E this week. A new integrated ‘plug and …

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NASA reveals electric aeroplane prototype

Artist's impression of the 'Maxwell' prototype. Image credit: NASA Langley/Advanced Concepts Lab, AMA, Inc.

NASA’s new electric aeroplane integrates 14 motors into the plane’s wings NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental aeroplane, currently designated the X-57 and nicknamed “Maxwell”. The prototype has 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them integrated into a uniquely-designed wing. NASA Aeronautics researchers will use …

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