World’s Largest All-Electric Airplane Takes Historic First Flight Towards Cleaner Aviation Industry

Article Link: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/worlds-largest-electric-plane-takes-first-flight/

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

Earlier today, the world’s largest all-electric commercial aircraft successfully completed its first test flight—and it is being hailed as a significant milestone in disrupting the transportation industry and accelerating the electric aviation revolution. The all-electric Cessna Grand Caravan 208B was designed by electric aviation company magniX in partnership with AeroTEC, a leading independent company focused on aerospace testing, engineering and certification. The successful flight of the 9-passenger eCaravan, magnified by a 750-horsepower (560 kW) magni500 propulsion system, took place at the AeroTEC Flight Test Center at the Grant County International Airport (KMWH) in Moses Lake, Washington this morning.