HARBOUR AIR IS STARTING THE THIRD ERA IN AVIATION, BUILDING THE WORLD’S FIRST ALL-ELECTRIC COMMERCIAL SEAPLANE FLEET
Harbour Air, North America’s largest seaplane airline and magniX, the company powering the electric aviation revolution, just announced the successful flight of the world’s first all-electric commercial aircraft.
The successful and historic flight of the ePlane, a six-passenger DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver magnified by a 750-horsepower (560 kW) magni500 propulsion system, took place on the Fraser River at Harbour Air Seaplanes terminal in Richmond (YVR South) on December 11, 2019. The plane was piloted by Harbour Air CEO and founder Greg McDougall.
“Today, we made history,” said McDougall. “I am incredibly proud of Harbour Air’s leadership role in re-defining safety and innovation in the aviation and seaplane industry. Canada has long held an iconic role in the history of aviation, and to be part of this incredible world-first milestone is something we can all be really proud of.”
magniX and Harbour Air will now begin the certification and approval process for the propulsion system. Once the certification is complete, the rest of the fleet can be magnified with magniX’s all-electric propulsion technology.