'World's first' fully-electric commercial flight takes off

'World's first' fully-electric commercial flight takes off
 

An all-electric powered seaplane has taken flight in Vancouver, Canada, in what the operators describe as a "world first" for the aviation industry.
The short test flight by Harbour Air and magniX involved a six-passenger aircraft fitted with an electric motor.
The companies said it was a first step to building the "world's first all-electric commercial fleet".
The push to electric could help slash carbon emissions in the high-polluting aviation sector.
"This historic flight signifies the start of the third era in aviation - the electric age," Harbour Air and... read more

 
11 December 2019 in World News, Views: 43
Source: BBC
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