Electrified aircraft ground and flight tests continue progress toward sustainable aviation

Harbour Air’s retrofitted deHavilland Beaver “ePlane” completed its first direct point-to-point test flight in August. The ePlane took off from its terminal on the Fraser River in Canada and landed in Pat Bay, Canada, 24 minutes later. Credit: Harbour Air.

Aerospace America publishes a Year In Review edition every year, highlighting the major events reported by the AIAA’s technical and integration committees. Click here to read the Electrified Aircraft Technology Technical Committee’s article on Aerospace America’s website. The article was authored by Gökçin Çınar and Phil Ansell, and contributed to by Peter de Bock, Natesa MacRae, Andrew Provenza, Linda Taylor, and David Tew.

The Electrified Aircraft Technology Technical Committee supports the integration of electrified aircraft systems through the design, evaluation and application of key technologies, including components for propulsion, actuation, safety, airworthiness and thermal management.

Dr. Çınar previously contributed to two other articles in Aerospace America:

Gökçin Çınar
Gökçin Çınar
Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering