Eviation and MagniX’s Electric Aircraft: Making Flights the Cheapest Ever
This significant meeting will inevitably play a crucial role in the development of modern aviation as it gives hope for many people to fly to any part of the world for really low prices. Startup tech innovator MagniX with the head office located in Australia that deals with electric flight propulsion systems has signed up the contract with a famous flight provider Eviation where the engineering team of MagniX will design propulsion units for Eviation’s nine-seated electric jet known as Alice.
New Fly Opportunities When Going All-Electric
So, the above-mentioned deal means that a new horsepower called Magni 250 of MagniX company is going to be installed in the innovational zero emissions jet. This starts up a fundamentally new approach to the way people travel through regions and, at the same time, influence the eco situation in the aviation industry via carbon emissions optimization.
Eviation team, as well as MagniX, puts accent principally on medium-haul routes for their Alice jet that they are going to start testing this year. Alice aircraft will be capable of gaining distances as of around one thousand kilometers on a single charge. This is considered the “golden mean” for a jet with such configurations in the aviation industry.
The engineering team of MagniX reported that in their common development with Eviation they accentuate on electric propulsion for the modern aviation industry. Their target is to revolutionize this industry by means of making it electric-oriented for the purpose as of connecting community via both safe and eco-friendly method.
Both companies promise to resolve the problem when worldwide, in the US, Europe, and Australia there is a big variety of cities that have decent airports around them but no airline company desires to go there because such cities haven’t enough passengers to fill a high-occupancy aircraft or tickets are budget-unfriendly so it’s not worth a travel. Here comes Eviation-and-MagniX tandem with their solution.
Aircraft Converting: How it Works
Engineering teams of both companies have united their efforts to convert already existing combustion planes such as Harbour Air (Canada) into aircraft with electric propulsion that will look like Havilland DHC-2 Beaver that was also converted to go all-electric earlier. Though the process of aircraft converting has a number of restrictions because a combustion aircraft possesses specific pre-designed architecture that hardly undergoes modifications, both teams don’t give up.
As a rule, traditional aircraft is developed around the heavy engine together with the propulsion unit. However, when we talk about electric aircraft like Alice, this thing doesn’t work here. The electric device requires smaller as well as lighter motor to provide noticeable increases in aircraft efficiency due to compact sizing and low weight of the electric type of the propulsion unit.
If they consider electric Alice aircraft, it possesses several wingtip engines and one tail motor while a traditional aircraft has the engine placed on the nose or inside the body. This great feature allows designing an aircraft that would become a flying battery!
As far as new electric aircraft uses tiny batteries, it allows fixing three of them at once and that helps to achieve a much longer distance characteristic.
At the same time, Alice is considered the really cheap flying device as operating costs were reduced up to eighty-two percent. This became possible due to the implementation of simpler electric engines. If they compare aviation fuel costs to electricity price, “electric” flights via Alice type will become one of the cheapest transports for long distances.
As a result, they promise that new flight routes will be created to connect regions. Moreover, this will cost as much as an inter-town trip via train or bus. This new opportunity is going to change the lifestyle of regional citizens fundamentally because, as a rule, these people spend too much time on long-distance travel.
As it was reported, a series of testing of the new MagniX electric propulsion system is now in an intensive stage. The production process of battery-powered Alice aircraft kinds will start by the end of 2019 (the first samples are designed primarily for the US).
Note that in 2018, the US spent approximately one and a half trillion travel distances starting from fifty up to seven hundred miles. Alice’s target is to reduce the costs due to organizing regional trips faster and cheaper. Both companies agree that they present the world an economically as well as environmentally profitable aircraft solution that will radically change modern aviation and traveling at all.
After the exhibition, they plan to deliver Alice aircraft to Arizona, where a set of summer testing will be held until the end of 2019. It is expected that this electric creation will be certified by the US Federal Civil Aviation Service (FAA) in 2021.