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Aviation Pros – June 17, 2020 – Electrifying the Industry

Posted on June 30, 2020

Electrifying the Industry
Jennifer Wilberschied
Jun 17th, 2020

While designing the optimal electric propulsion system is a very complex task, the machinery itself, once built, is fairly simple.

Aviation gets a bad rap for its noise pollution and carbon footprint, especially now with millennials and the like very aware and focused on the environment and Mother Earth. Electric propulsion addresses both of these concerns and can offer aviation businesses cost savings throughout the lifespan of an aircraft — making electric planes an attractive option for those who take to the skies.

“I’ve been a pilot for 43 years and it is so exciting for me to see this as a reality which can address, I would say, the downside of our business,” explained Dan Wolf, CEO of Cape Air, which is set to start flying an all-electric airplane for its charter locations on the East Coast, Midwest, Montana and the Caribbean in . . .

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