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Battery-electric, ‘zero-emission’ plane takes to skies over England

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The Piper M-class six-seater took off from Cranfield Airport and flew a round trip of roughly 60 nautical miles.

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A battery-electric airplane took to the skies over England earlier this week in a trip described as the U.K.’s “first commercial-scale electric flight.”

The Piper M-class six-seater, which used a powertrain from a firm called ZeroAvia, took off from Cranfield Airport in eastern England on Monday and flew a round trip of roughly 60 nautical miles.

Val Miftakhov, ZeroAvia’s founder and CEO, said in a statement on Tuesday that the flight was “the latest in a series of milestones that moves the possibility of zero emission flight closer to reality.”

“We all want the aviation…



Source cnbc.com

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