Battery-Powered Aircraft May be the Future of Aviation Written 21 September 2022


Rendering of ES-19 aircraft in United Express livery. |  Credit: Heart Aerospace; Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 4.0

The Washington Post reports on electric aircraft. Several airlines including United, Mesa and Air Canada “have started putting orders in for a battery-operated aircraft called the Heart Aerospace ES-30. The Swedish-made four-propeller, battery-powered plane seats up to 30 people and could fly short-haul routes such as Palm Springs to Los Angeles or Denver to Aspen without emitting any carbon. It’s slated to be in the air by 2028.” However, battery technology is an ongoing issue standing in the way of the viability of battery-operated aircraft.
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