Electric Airplanes To Start Taking Off In Australia

The home of the koala, kangaroo and Qantas is about to launch the world’s first all-electric, zero-emission airline. “We believe in a revolution in aviation and we want to be at the forefront,” said Aaron Shaw, CEO of Sydney Seaplanes. “This is the way of the future.”

“Combined with our commitment to using solar technology in our charging facilities, this puts us in a very strong position to become the world’s first fully electric no-emission airline, subject to the speed of regulatory approvals,” he said.

I’m sure someone is staying somewhere – “If it can not fly me to London and back without recharging, I will not go on the case.” But that’s not where electric planes will start. There are much shorter routes in Australia, just as there are in Europe where there are plans to send electric planes for commercial flight.

Sydney Seaplanes is now partnering with aircraft engine manufacturer magniX to make electric flying commercially viable. MagniX has already electrified seaplanes in Canada.

“History tells us that advances in propulsion are driving revolutions in aviation. After the piston engine and jet engine, the electric motor promises to usher in a new era of flying. With significantly reduced operating costs, electric aircraft will change the travel economy – as well as eliminate carbon emissions. “demonstrating a proven capacity to operate a variety of aircraft, we provide insight into how the electrical era begins. We explore all applications of electrical technologies in the aerospace industry and seek to accelerate the world’s transition to electric flight.”

Seaplane for e-planes. Image courtesy of Harbor Air.

Many Sydney Seaplanes flights are short, such as 10 minutes or so from its base at Rose Bay north to Palm Beach. It also plans a test flight next Tuesday from Sydney Harbor to Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin, however, with the intention of starting three daily return flights to Canberra from next September. The company, which operates five seaplanes, mainly from Sydney Harbor, said it plans to expand its fleet with as many as four more planes.

“The environmental benefits are clear, with no emissions already technically possible on shorter journeys, and with the exponential improvement in battery technologies, the range will continue to increase,” Mr Shaw said, adding that these gains will enable company to make Canberra. and other flights battery-powered.

Among the benefits that non-passengers will enjoy is a reduction in noise of as much as 75% compared to existing fossil fuel aircraft, the company said. Shaw said technological advances make electric planes competitive. Electric aircraft engines can fly 3 times more hours than their ICE counterparts before requiring a thorough overhaul. Stick around. We expect much more news about electric aircraft in 2022.

Source: Sydney Seaplanes

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