Electric aircraft takes flight

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The first-ever fully electric commuter plane, Eviation Aircraft’s Alice has successfully completed its maiden flight at Moses Lake, Washington, USA. Alice lifted off yesterday on 27 September from Grant County International Airport (MWH), flying for a total of eight minutes and reaching an altitude of 3,500 feet.

DHL has ordered 12 cargo versions of the aircraft.

DHL Express chief executive John Pearson, said: “Completing its maiden flight confirms our belief that the era of sustainable aviation is here. With our order of 12 Alice e-cargo planes, we are investing towards our overall goal of net-zero emissions logistics. Alice’s range and capacity makes it a unique sustainable solution for our global aviation network, supporting our aspiration to make a substantial contribution in reducing our carbon footprint and ultimately, achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.”

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