Is this the start of an aviation revolution?

Feb. 12, 2020
Aviation is one of the fastest rising sources of carbon emissions from transport, but can a small Canadian airline show the industry a way of flying that is better for the planet? asks Diane Selkirk with the BBC.

RICHMOND, British Columbia - As air journeys go, it was just a short hop into the early morning sky before the de Havilland seaplane splashed back down on the Fraser River in Richmond, British Columbia. Four minutes earlier it had taken off from the same patch of water. But despite its brief duration, the flight may have marked the start of an aviation revolution, writes Diane Selkirk with the BBCContinue reading original article

The Intelligent Aerospace take:

February 12, 2020-“It was the first shot of the electric aviation revolution,” says Roei Ganzarski, chief executive of magniX.

While electric flight has been around since the 1970s, it was relegated to experimentation. Now there are 170 electric plane projects trying to get off the ground, which the BBC says is up 50% since the spring of 2018.

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