What We Do

magniX makes electric propulsion systems for commercial flight.

We are shaping the future of the aviation industry and changing how the world views transportation.

Why We Do It

The world is witnessing the convergence of two trends:

The On-Demand

The On-Demand
Economy

Growing Environmental

Growing Environmental
Awareness


As consumers, we are used to things happening where and when we want. We value easy access to useful services and don’t expect to pay too much.

At the same time, environmental awareness has increased. More and more people consider the external effects of their activities and are keen to limit their impact.

The aviation industry hasn’t yet adjusted to these trends. Airlines still decide for consumers where and when to fly, providing a supply rather than demand-based solution. Aviation also remains a key source of greenhouse gases, currently generating up to 5% of man-made carbon emissions worldwide.

There is a simple conclusion:

the aviation industry must reinvent itself by offering greater flexibility and little or no emissions.

magniX is leading this change.

24%

aviation’s contribution to man-made carbon emissions by 2050

45%

flights in 2019 less than
500 miles in distance

80%

lower operating costs per hour for electric aircraft

Making It Real

magniX electric motors are already powering real aircraft in flight:


Clean

The eBeaver

A De Havilland Beaver seaplane operated by Harbour Air, retrofitted with a magni500, 750-horsepower electric motor, makes the world’s first flight as an all-electric commercially-focused aircraft in Vancouver, Canada.


10 DECEMBER 2019

Clean

The eCaravan

A 208B Cessna Grand Caravan developed in partnership with AeroTec, powered by a 750HP magni500 propulsion system, becomes the world’s biggest ever all-electric commercially-focused aircraft as it takes to the skies at Moses Lake, WA.


28 MAY 2020

Recognition

Finalist 2020
Robert J. Collier Trophy

2020 Fast Company Most Innovative Company in Energy

Finalist 2020
GeekWire Innovation of the Year award

2020 Finalist
Fast Company World Changing Ideas in Transportation

2020 Finalists for the Excellence in Innovation Award by Aviation / Aerospace Australia

Evening Standard list of 20 reasons to celebrate 2020

Wired magazine 19 things that made the world a better place in 2019

Origins

magniX was founded in Gold Coast, Australia, in 2009, with a mission to think differently about powering the machines that move our world. With the objective of developing the world’s best all-electric propulsion system for commercial aviation, magniX moved to Redmond, Washington, in 2018. In this environment - with its rich network of people, partners and clients - magniX is exactly where it needs to be to continue progressing. Today, magniX is propelling innovation in aviation. In May 2020, a decade after our creation, magniX technology powered a world first: the inaugural flight of an all-electric passenger plane. Clean, efficient and low-cost air travel has never been closer.