The next generation in regional aviation is here. In September 2022, Eviation’s all-electric aircraft, the Alice, successfully completed its first test flight, powered by 2 magniX magni650 electric propulsion units. The world’s first all-electric commuter plane (9-seater plus 2 crew), the Alice is a product of “clean sheet” design – built from the ground up around the electric propulsion.
magniX is partnering with Brazil’s Desaer to provide propulsion for a hybrid electric regional aircraft. magniX is also developing a hybrid electric system for the Cessna Caravan in partnership with SurfAir magniX electric propulsion units will be powering the Faradair BEHA airplane, a clean sheet-designed hybrid electric airplane that is engineered to be both an 18-seater passenger and cargo airplane.
Our magniX electric propulsion units work perfectly with hydrogen fuel cells to power larger scale, 40+-seat aircraft. magniX provided the electric propulsion unit for Universal Hydrogen’s converted DHC8-Q300, the world’s largest hydrogen electric airplane, which successfully completed its first flight in March 2023.Photo: Universal Hydrogen
A DHC8-Q300, converted by Universal Hydrogen, successfully completed its first flight, becoming the world’s largest flight-tested hydrogen electric airplane. A magni650 electric propulsion unit, provided with electricity by a hydrogen fuel cell system, was used to replace one of the airplane's two conventional turboprop engines.
The Eviation Alice successfully completed its inaugural flight, marking a historic milestone in aviation — a world first for a "clean sheet design" all-electric commuter plane, built from the ground up around the electric propulsion system. Alice is powered by two magniX magni650 Electric Propulsion Units (EPUs) that are the only flight-proven electric propulsion systems at this scale.
magniX successfully powered the all-electric flight of a modified Robinson R44 helicopter. The battery-electric retrofit was sponsored by United Therapeutics — a biotechnology company on a mission to develop a fleet of zero-emissions rotorcraft to deliver life-saving transplant organs to hospitals.
A Cessna Grand Caravan 208B, powered by a magniX 750HP magni500 EPU, became the world’s biggest ever all-electric commercially-focused aircraft to take to the skies in Moses Lake, WA.
A DHC-2 Beaver seaplane operated by Harbour Air, retrofitted with a magniX magni500 750HP EPU, made the world’s first flight as an all-electric commercially-focused aircraft in Vancouver, Canada.