Harbour Air completed the first point-to-point test flight using its all-electric plane on Thursday, calling the journey from Richmond to Sidney a “historic flight.”
The e-Beaver, a modified de Havilland Beaver aircraft with electric engine powered by batteries, flew 72 kilometres in 24 minutes.
The aircraft left Harbour Air’s terminal on the Fraser River, next to Vancouver International Airport, and landed in Patricia Bay, adjacent to Victoria International Airport.
“This is a major milestone in the advancement of all-electric commercial flights,” the company said in a statement,
“Take-off was at 0812 with ample reserve power upon landing at 0836.”
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 18 August 2022 - 10:16 PM.