Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article

China launches world's first electric plane

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

Image via internet.

BEIJING (PTI): China has made the world's first electric passenger aircraft that could be used in pilot training, tourism, meteorology and rescue operations, state media has reported.

The BX1E has a 14.5-metre wingspan and a maximum payload of 230 kgs. It can fly at an altitude of 3,000 metres.

The charging is completed within two hours, allowing a flight time of 45 minutes to one hour, at a maximum speed of 160 km per hour, Xinhua news agency reported.

The plane, which has received airworthiness certificate, was designed by Shenyang Aerospace University and Liaoning general aviation academy in the northeastern Liaoning Province.

The first two aircraft were delivered to Liaoning Ruixiang General Aviation Co., Ltd. on Thursday.

The aircraft can be used in pilot training, tourism, meteorology and rescue operations, the report said.

Each aircraft is priced at about one million yuan (USD 163,000). The number of orders for the aircraft has reached 28, the report said


China  Electric  Aircraft  
Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print Article

Other Related News

'India needs 1,600 planes worth USD 224bn in next 20 yrs'

European aviation major Airbus says India will require 1,600 planes, including 1,230 narrow body aircraft, valued at US$ 224 billion in the next 20 years as the country logs the fastest growth globally coupled with an expected 8.4 per cent per year growth in passenger traffic during this period.

Upcoming Defence Exhibitions

BRAHMOS Missile Systems


Brahmand World Defence Update 2017

Image Gallery