"New age of aviation" starts in Washington

    WORLD  29 September 2022 - 07:00

    A prototype, the all-electric airplane took its first flight this week in central Washington state.

    The commuter plane, called the Alice, was created by the Israeli-American startup Eviation.

    The Seattle Times reported that if the Federal Aviation Administration eventually certifies the small airplane to carry passengers, it could become the first all-electric commercial airplane, reports The Times of Israel.

    The plane was built to carry nine passengers and two pilots and took off from Moses Lake, Washington, at 7:10 am on September 26.

    The plane reached an altitude of 3,500 feet (1,066 meters) and landed eight minutes later.

    The company’s goal is to show such electric planes are viable as commuter aircraft for regional travel, flying at an altitude of about 15,000 feet (4,572 meters).

    The plane, designed by engineers in Israel and Washington state, is powered by 21,500 small Tesla-style battery cells that weigh over 4 tons.

    Eviation founder Omer Bar-Yohav hailed the plane as a “new age of aviation” in an interview with The Times of Israel last year.

    “We have a product that is sustainable, it is economically sustainable, as it is cheap to operate and maintain, and it is socially sustainable — this is a mode of transportation people want to use,” Bar-Yohay said.

    Caliber.Az




Read also

FIFA World Cup day 12 results and groups standings

02 December 2022 - 09:50

San Francisco to allow police “killer robots”

01 December 2022 - 20:19

Map reveals most dangerous places in world to visit in 2023 PHOTO

02 December 2022 - 09:00

Saudi Arabia, Spain ink deal to build combat ships for Saudi Navy

02 December 2022 - 08:34

Robots learning to brace themselves against walls to avoid falling VIDEO

02 December 2022 - 08:05

Russian billionaire, crypto businessman dies in helicopter crash in France

01 December 2022 - 17:17
ADVERTS
Latest news

    FIFA World Cup day 12 results and groups standings

    02 December 2022 - 09:50

    Politico: Azerbaijan grappled with reconstruction in one of world’s most densely mined areas

    02 December 2022 - 09:43

    Azerbaijani FM, EU foreign policy chief meet in Poland

    02 December 2022 - 09:35

    Azerbaijan interested in applying Serbian agricultural expertise in liberated lands

    02 December 2022 - 09:23

    FM: Sending so-called “needs assessment mission” to Armenia without consensus blatant violation of OSCE mandates

    02 December 2022 - 09:10

    Map reveals most dangerous places in world to visit in 2023

    PHOTO

    02 December 2022 - 09:00

    Saudi Arabia, Spain ink deal to build combat ships for Saudi Navy

    02 December 2022 - 08:34

    Russian peacekeepers continue distorting toponyms in Karabakh despite appeals by Azerbaijan

    02 December 2022 - 08:30

    Chargé d'Affaires of France in Azerbaijan summoned to Foreign Ministry

    02 December 2022 - 08:15

    Robots learning to brace themselves against walls to avoid falling

    VIDEO

    02 December 2022 - 08:05

    Prince William thanks "Hardy Bostonians" for braving the rain on first official outing in Boston

    PHOTO

    02 December 2022 - 07:33

    BAE Systems announces partners for Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle design

    02 December 2022 - 07:03

    Drivers increasingly ditching Toyota, Honda gas cars in favor of EVs

    02 December 2022 - 06:31

    Twitter becomes stage for China protests despite ban by Beijing

    02 December 2022 - 06:04

    House votes to pass bill forcing rail labor deal to avoid strike

    02 December 2022 - 05:37

    Korean Air offers lie-flat seats for smaller A321neo planes

    02 December 2022 - 05:06

    CNN begins layoffs amid economic uncertainty, cost-cutting pressures from parent company

    02 December 2022 - 04:37

    Disney’s new neural network can change actor’s age with ease

    VIDEO

    02 December 2022 - 04:05

    New York, Singapore world’s most expensive cities right now

    PHOTO

    02 December 2022 - 03:36

    Buckingham Palace staff member resigns after exchange with black guest

    02 December 2022 - 03:04

    Elon Musk’s Neuralink shows brain implant prototype, robotic surgeon during recruiting event

    02 December 2022 - 02:32

    US appeals court rejects Biden’s bid to reinstate student debt plan

    02 December 2022 - 02:03

    China softens tone on COVID severity after protests

    02 December 2022 - 01:35

    Türkiye's future drone carriers

    02 December 2022 - 01:04

    Joe Biden shares picture of ice cream trip with Macron

    02 December 2022 - 00:33

    US official: TikTok poses "legitimate national security concerns"

    02 December 2022 - 00:02

    Ex-engineer files age discrimination complaint against SpaceX

    01 December 2022 - 23:34

    UN General Assembly votes in favor of commemorating Palestinian "Nakba"

    01 December 2022 - 23:02

    Azerbaijani artist’s sculptural rugs blur line between art, craft, optical illusion

    PHOTO

    01 December 2022 - 22:31

    Azerbaijan, Georgia initiate new "Great Game" with Europe

    01 December 2022 - 22:03

    US House Democrats elect Hakeem Jeffries as first Black party leader

    01 December 2022 - 21:32

    Pakistani banks showing interest in Azerbaijani market

    01 December 2022 - 21:00

    Journalist: Iranian people's curse drives national team out of 2022 World Cup

    01 December 2022 - 20:48

    Azerbaijani minister informs MEPs about Zangazur corridor

    01 December 2022 - 20:33

    San Francisco to allow police “killer robots”

    01 December 2022 - 20:19

    UNESCO inscribes Azerbaijan's tea culture in Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity List

    01 December 2022 - 20:04

    UNESCO inscribes Azerbaijan’s "zorkhana" wrestling on Intangible Heritage List

    01 December 2022 - 19:50

    Ombudswoman condemns French National Assembly’s anti-Azerbaijan resolution

    01 December 2022 - 19:37

    Uzbek top military official visits air force base in Azerbaijan

    01 December 2022 - 19:24

    Azerbaijani chess players advance in world rankings

    01 December 2022 - 19:10

    Türkiye gets first modernised armoured combat vehicles

    01 December 2022 - 18:55

    Azerbaijan, Pakistan discuss prospects for developing naval cooperation

    01 December 2022 - 18:40

    Azerbaijan, Netherlands discuss bilateral cooperation

    01 December 2022 - 18:32

    Erdogan: Zangazur route to increase significance of Türkiye's Agra province

    01 December 2022 - 18:24

    Turkish defence minister warns NATO counterparts about terrorism

    01 December 2022 - 18:15

All news