An electric-powered airplane christened “Alice,” capable of carrying nine passengers with a 650 miles range and having cruising speed of 276 mph has been unveiled at the Paris Air Show 2019 by its developer, Israeli firm, Eviation.
“Operating at a fraction of the costs of conventional jetliners, our Alice will redefine how people travel regionally and usher in a new era of flying that is quieter, cleaner and cost effective,” Eviation CEO Omer Bar-Yohay said.
The nearly $4 million aircraft meant for short haul commuter flights designed to combat high carbon emissions of conventional planes is currently undergoing flight tests, and is in line to receive certification by 2021.
Eviation has signed a contract with MagniX to develop and manufacture engines for the Alice aircraft. According to MagniX, the 375-horsepower magni250 system is one of the propulsion options available for the zero-emission commuter plane. The other motor supplier is Siemens; both companies’ motors would draw power from a 900 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack.
Magni250 can perform as a standalone propulsion system or as a part of a system of electric aircraft. It is equipped with an integrated liquid cooling system to enable it to perform in a wide range of environmental conditions.
China displayed a scale-model of its FC-31 stealth fighter jet at the Paris Airshow 2019 with different contours than that of its current prototype triggering speculation that the jet had been upgraded with new features. “The displayed model shows noteworthy changes in design that could significantly improve its capabilities,” pro-government Global Times noted
With just the Pakistani-Chinese JF-17 and Dassault Rafale among fighter jets performing aerial displays at the ongoing Paris Air Show 2019, the skies over Le Bourget were missing the thunder and after-burner flame that are the hallmark of any air show. “JF-17 Thunder multi-role fighter jet of Pakistan Air Force gave an impressive performance at the opening ceremony of the 53rd edition of 7-day International Paris Air Show,” Pakistani newspaper The News glossed over the performance of its countrys fighter jet
Irkut Corp has displayed a new advanced simulator of the MC-21-300 aircraft at the Paris Air show 2019. The procedural simulator of MC-21-300 has been upgraded after the successful flight tests
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