Technology Desk : China launches world’s first ‘flying’ electric passenger plane According to a government official, the aircraft will soon be able to get a flight permit.
The BX1E has a wingspan of 14.5 meters. The aircraft, capable of carrying a weight of less than 230 kg, can fly up to 3,000 meters high.
The battery charge of the aircraft will take only two hours.
The fuel can be in the sky for about 45 minutes to an hour. Max speed is 160 km per hour.
Xinhua, China’s state news agency, said the aircraft was developed by Shenyang Aerospace University and Liaoning General Aviation Company Limited in Liaoning Province.
Two such aircraft were given to Liaoning Ruixiang General Aviation Company Limited on Thursday. Pilots can be used for training, tourism, meteorology and rescue. Already, there have been orders for 28 such aircraft. Each airplane costs US $ 1,63,00.
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