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    US companies report maiden flight of largest electric aircraft to date

    But he shouldn't reveal what flight time would have been possible. But that is what the series is all about: With a maximum flight duration of 30-40 minutes, the possible uses of the eCaravan would be limited. Nevertheless, the two partners see a market for the aircraft: the batteries are state of the art in 2019 and would be sufficient to transport four to five passengers over 160 kilometers - including the legally required reserves. Five percent of all commercial airline flights worldwide are shorter than those 160 kilometers or 100 miles. Charging the batteries should be similar to the flight duration - 30 to 40 minutes.

    AeroTEC and magniX are working to obtain approval for the eCaravan by the end of 2021. "There is no blueprint for testing and approving electric aircraft," said Lee Human, CEO of AeroTEC. The aim is to be able to fly the 160 km route with a full payload by the end of 2021. The Cessna Grand Caravan 208B can carry a maximum of 14 passengers - instead of currently four to five in the eCaravan. This should be made possible by new rechargeable batteries, such as lithium-sulfur batteries. A switch to fuel cells is also still in the room.

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