The All-Electric Plane Harbour Air Completes its First Point-to-Point Test Flight

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  • eBeaver Electric Plane
The eBeaver electric plane / Photo: Harbour Air

According to Electrek: “Seaplane airline Harbour Air continues to make progress toward making its entire fleet of planes electric by successfully completing its first point-to-point test flight in Canada. The eBeaver electric plane flew 45 miles with plenty of reserve power left when it landed.”

North America’s largest seaplane airline, Harbour Air, started in 1982 with just two planes catering to the forestry industry in British Columbia.

Harbour Air started its journey to becoming an electric company in 2019 when it partnered up with magniX. They worked together to create the eBeaver, which is an electrified version of their six-passenger DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver plane. The 750-horsepower (560 kW) magni500 propulsion system was used to amplify the effect.

Earlier this month, Harbor Air reached an important goal with the eBeaver electric plane. The journey totaled 45 miles in 24 minutes, as stated by Harbour Air. This trip is the electric plane’s first successful test flight without stops between the two destinations.

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