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100-seat electric plane will be ready by 2027, says LA startup

Bloomberg11/4/2021 03:51 PM GMT+08  • 3 min read
100-seat electric plane will be ready by 2027, says LA startup
If so, Wright Electric will be ahead of other makers' target of 2035
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An all-electric plane capable of carrying 100 people may be available within six years, significantly accelerating the timeline for the introduction of a non-kerosene powered commercial airliner.

US startup Wright Electric Inc plans to retrofit electric motors into a BAe 146 regional aircraft originally manufactured by BAE Systems, replacing its four jet engines and transforming it into a zero-emissions model.

Wright plans to build a fleet of the converted planes, which will have a range of about one hour or 460 miles, while using the revamped model -- renamed the Spirit -- as a stepping stone toward a previously planned clean-paper aircraft a few years later, CEO Jeffrey Engler said in an interview.

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