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MagniX revs up electric motor to get set for flight

The Magni500 sounds just about as loud as you’d expect for an airplane engine — but technically speaking, this is no engine. It’s a 750-horsepower, all-electric motor that MagniX has been revving up to turn an aircraft propeller at full power. That’s … Continue reading

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Boeing and Safran boost electric aviation venture

Boeing HorizonX Ventures and Safran Corporate Ventures say they’ve made a joint investment in Utah-based Electric Power Systems, a company whose energy storage products are blazing a trail for electric airplanes. It’s the latest tie-up for Boeing and Safran, which have partnered up in … Continue reading

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MagniX will put motors on Eviation electric plane

Eviation says it has selected Redmond, Wash.-based MagniX to become a propulsion system provider for its Alice all-electric airplane, a nine-seater that’s due to go into commercial service as early as 2022. An Alice aircraft equipped with three 375-horsepower Magni250 motors will make … Continue reading

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MagniX, Harbour Air team up on all-electric planes

Two Pacific Northwest companies — MagniX, an electric propulsion venture headquartered in Redmond, Wash.; and Harbour Air Seaplanes, an airline based in Vancouver, B.C. — say they have a firm plan to create the first all-electric fleet of commercial airplanes. MagniX aims … Continue reading

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MagniX revs up electric motors for airplanes

REDMOND, Wash. — An electric-propulsion company called MagniX shifted its headquarters from Australia to Redmond just a few months ago — but it’s already revving up for takeoff. The venture, owned by Singapore-based Clermont Group, is on track to conduct its … Continue reading

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Boeing’s passenger air vehicle makes debut

Boeing says it has successfully completed the first test flight of a prototype for its autonomous passenger air vehicle, which could start carrying riders as early as next year. The test was executed on Jan. 22 at an airport in … Continue reading

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Report: Flying-car market could hit $1.5 trillion

The market for autonomous flying cars — also known as eVTOL aircraft, air taxis or personal air vehicles — could amount to nearly $1.5 trillion by the year 2040, according to an in-depth analysis from Morgan Stanley Research. The financial company’s … Continue reading

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