magniX completes testing of new aircraft propeller to advance electric aviation platform

magniX has announced completion of testing of its 350 horsepower (HP) all-electric motor with an aircraft propeller mounted on a Cessna Iron Bird, the company said.

This milestone takes the company´s commercial grade all-electric motors out of test cells and onto a commercial aircraft platform, advancing the future of commercial aircraft propulsion.

magniX projects commercial flights up to 1,000 miles will be conducted via electric aircraft by 2024 and up to 500 miles as early as 2022. With the average US domestic flight averaging ~800 miles, electric aviation opens the door for connecting communities like never before. In addition to significant cost savings at the operational level, electric will enable the creation of new middle-mile services and business models for both consumer travel and package deliveries in the 100- to 1,000-mile range.

magniX offers revolutionary electric propulsion systems for aircraft to meet electrical generation and torque requirements for sustainable commercial aerospace and defense. Using proprietary technology, magniX offers a range of solutions for various aviation applications including fixed wing, rotorcraft, and VTOL.