Electric Propulsion Research Gets a Charge from Upgraded FAA Test Facility

The FAA has upgraded testing and research into electric aircraft propulsion systems.

The electric propulsion engine manufactured by Wright Electric. (Photo courtesy of Write Electric)

“When there are common testing facilities, it reduces the cost for industry and enables new members to enter the market.” — Jeff Engler, CEO of Wright Electric.

This Cessna 208B Grand caravan is seen flying over Moses Lake powered by a magni500 electric engine. It achieved flight times of 30 minutes and altitudes of up to 8,000 feet. (Photo courtesy of magniX)
Ben Loxton in front of magniX’s propeller test stand on which the magni650 engine is being tested. (Photo courtesy of magniX)
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