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Date Change: Inaugural Test Flight of the World’s First Fully Electric Commercial Aircraft

Richmond, BC

Starts: Dec 10, 2019 at 8:30am
Ends: Dec 10, 2019 at 10:00am
posted 9 days ago.
UPDATE FROM HARBOUR AIR: “Due to the rapidly changing weather, we have decided to bring the first flight forward by one day. The world’s first all-electric commercial aircraft will now take off on Tuesday, December 10th from our Richmond (YVR South) location at 8:30am*. (Link here.)

Vancouver-based Harbour Air is getting set for its own version of Kitty Hawk on Dec. 10th when Harbour Air Founder and CEO Greg McDougall takes to the skies over Richmond for the inaugural test flight of the world’s first fully electric commercial aircraft. McDougall will be flying solo in a DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver float plane that has been retrofitted with a 750 horsepower electric motor. The plan is to take off from the middle arm of the Fraser River, head west toward Terra Nova Point in Richmond before circling back and landing where he started. The entire flight will take only 10 minutes, but the repercussions could last long into the future.

“We already know the electric propulsion system works,” said McDougall. “What that aircraft will be pioneering is the regulatory framework to actually be able to carry passengers on electrified flight. Nobody’s done that before.”

Fly Date: Tuesday, December 10th at 8:30AM (weather permitting).

Location: Harbour Air Seaplanes South Vancouver (YVR), 4760 Inglis Dr, Richmond, BC  (604) 274-1277

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