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All-electric eCaravan tested by AeroTEC and magniX


May 29, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Photo courtesy of magniX.

MOSES LAKE, Wash. magniX and AeroTEC, aerospace testing and engineering companies, announced the flight of an all-electric Cessna Grand Caravan 208B. The flight of the eCaravan, magnified by a 750-horsepower (560 kW) magni500 propulsion system, took place at the AeroTEC Flight Test Center at the Grant County International Airport (KMWH) in Moses Lake, Wash.

According to the companies, the flying of the eCaravan serves as another critical step in the certification and approval process of the magni500 propulsion system, enabling future conversions of additional aircraft to magniX's all-electric propulsion technology.

"There's no roadmap for testing and certifying electric aircraft – this is a new frontier and AeroTEC is on the front lines developing the processes and best practices that will pave the way for electric aviation." Says Lee Human, president and CEO of AeroTEC.