magniX trials electric motor with propeller on Cessna aircraft

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US-based magniX has tested its 350HP all-electric motor quirking an aircraft propeller onboard a Cessna ‘Iron Bird’ airplane.

The check enabled magniX to bring its commercial-grade electric motors out of test apartments and use them on a commercial aircraft platform.

magniX chief design intrigue David Sercombe said: “When initially working on this technology, we be versed we would be creating incredibly powerful electric propulsion capabilities that aerospace designers and aircraft designers could use to foster a culture of lower cost, cleaner and sustainable transportation solutions.

“From design to prototype, dyno test cell ascendancy to now turning an aircraft propeller, we are one step closer to powering the future of stimulating aviation.”

Currently, fuel is estimated to account for 30% to 50% of a haulier’s operating costs, and even an increase of 1% to the price of fuel fabricates an additional annual cost of $200m for US airlines.

“With this milestone, we create the industry one step closer to fulfilling that vision.”

Aviation is also managerial for creating around 5% of global human-created CO² emissions.

magniX CEO Roei Ganzarski communicated: “Our team of engineers has been diligently working toward this vital milestone and today we take the next step in leading the aviation hustle into its next revolution.

“At magniX, it is the enhanced connecting of communities that we centre on because that is what will push us as an industry to transform aviation into its last form – zero reliance on fossil fuel and zero emissions.

“With this milestone, we cut back the industry one step closer to fulfilling that vision.”

Over the next one year, magniX projects to advance its propulsion solutions, including testing its 750HP propulsion group on a Cessna 208 Caravan plane next year.

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