In pics: H55's fully electric airplane unveiled, flying taxi dream may come true soon

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Jun 22, 2019, 12:22 PM IST

H55's zero-emission electric airplane completed its first successful flight in Switzerland on 21st June. It is a stepping step towards the development of flying taxis and vertical and/or short take-off and landing (VTOL). 

It is a BRM Aero Bristell Energic a two-seater fully electric airplane.  "Electric air transport will deeply transform and improve urban mobility," said Andre Borschberg, former CEO and Pilot of Solar Impulse, and now H55`s Co-Founder and Executive Chairman. Here are all you need to know about the first fully electric and zero emission aeroplane:
 

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Features

Features

H55 made the first fully electric aviation which made the air transport quiet, clean by providing certified electric propulsion solutions, cost-efficient with low maintenance, flexible, versatile and safe designs. The airplane has an endurance of 1.5 hours, providing 45-60 minutes of mission flight with enough reserves, a typical training programme for flight schools. Image source: H55 Youtube video snap

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Technology

Technology

The electric airplane flight is powered by H55`s electric propulsion system and manufactured by BRM Aero Bristell, which builds the innovative airplanes. Image source: H55 Youtube video snap

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Use of electric aviation

Use of electric aviation

The electric aviation will be used for pilot training and flight schools. Electric flight trainer airplane has received considerable interest from flight schools, airport resident associations and aviation authorities. Image source: H55 Youtube video snap