The plane taking off from Vancouver, Canada gave hope that airline pollutant emissions could end one day. Roei Ganzarski, CEO of seatdollarse-based engineering firm magniX, said, “This tesdollarser proves that commercial aviation in the form of electricity can work. ” said. Stating that the technology will also mean significant cost savings for airlines, CEO told reporters, “The aircraft we produce marks the beginning of the era of electricity aviation. ”He said.
The company designed the engine of the aircraft and worked in partnership with Harbor Air, which has a capacity of half a million passengers per year across Vancouver, Whisdollarser Ski Resort, nearby islands and coastal communities.
Civil aviation has become one of the fastest growing sources of carbon emissions, with people increasingly choosing airplanes. According to the European Environment Agency, 285 grams of CO2 is emitted per kilometer (mile) traveled by each passenger. Airline industry emissions are much higher than any other mode of transport. Emissions have a negative impact on global warming and climate change. Scientists warn of drought, super storm and sea level rise.
The e-plane, the six-passenger Havilland Beaver seaplane powered by an electric motor, was controlled by Greg McDougall, founder and CEO of Harbor Air. McDougall flew along the Fraser River near Vancouver International Airport in front of nearly 100 spectators.
McDougall said, “Our aim is to actually electrify all the aircraft in the fleet. There is no reason not to do it. ” said. In addition to fuel efficiency, the founder also stated that the company could save millions of dollars in maintenance costs. More tests are needed to verify the reliability of the plane.