Harbour Air Plans to Have An All Zero-Emissions Fleet

Going all-electric on large aircraft may still be implausible so for now, Harbour Air which has the largest seaplane airline fleet in North America, will convert their seaplanes to all-electric.

The carrier is partnering with magniX, an electric-propulsion start-up in Redmond, Washington, which says that its magni500 motor and battery pack will provide an hour’s worth of juice—half for flight time and half for reserve power.

Because all of Harbour Air’s flights are short hops, averaging about 30 minutes in the air, the magni500 will provide more than enough power to replace the PT6 engines that have kept the small aircraft flying.

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Source: neatorama

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