In 1903, the Wright Brothers’ created the first powered aircraft, and since this field is in constant development.
Alice, the “world’s first all-electric commuter aircraft” is on the way to take off on its first flight.
Eviation developed an out-of-this-world-looking all-electric aircraft, that is under engine testing now. Alice could hit the sky after several days of extra testing.
Cameras spotted Alice this week at Arlington Municipal Airport in Washington, while it was performing engine testing to prepare for the upcoming tests. But that test didn’t get a full mark. According to Global Aviation Resource, the second engine in the plane didn’t start during the test, and that led to the shutdown of the first engine.
What features Eviation’s all-electric aircraft is Honeywell’s fly-by-wire system. In addition to high-energy-density batteries that powered two MagniX’s tail-mounted 640-kilowatt magni650 motors. These motors will push five-bladed propellers to give the plane a maximum speed of 250 knots.
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Alice aircraft can accommodate two crews and nine passengers. “Alice needs only 30 minutes of charging time per flight hour”, as the company said. That means it may recharge while unloading and loading passengers.
This spaceship-like aircraft is characterized by a sleek, highly elongated design and a domed-shaped fuselage.
DHL, the global logistics firm, has already ordered 12 Alice cargo craft last year. “we found the perfect partner with Eviation” DHL said.
Many industries replace their products sources of power from fuel to electricity. Which is better for the environment and human beings.