The Harbour Air ePlane team has announced that the first direct all-electric point to point test flight has been completed.
The De Havilland Beaver was completely retrofitted in 2019 to operate using 100% electricity and flew 45 miles (1.6km) in 24 minutes.
The aircraft left their terminal on the Fraser River adjacent to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and landed in Pat Bay adjacent to Victoria International Airport (YYJ).
The ePlane will stay in Victoria to support Harbour Air’s partnership with the BC Aviation Museum, who is hosting an Open House on Saturday August 20th from 10am until 4pm, before returning back to Harbour Air’s Aerospace Maintenance Facility at YVR.
“I am excited to report that this historic flight on the ePlane went exactly as planned.” said Kory Paul, Harbour Air’s vice president of flight operations and one of the company’s test pilots. “Our team as well as the team at magniX and Transport Canada are always closely monitoring the aircraft’s performance and today’s flight further proved the safety and reliability of what we have built”.