The world's first cross-border winter flight by electric aircraft
World's first cross-border winter flight with electric aircraft February 18, 2020
The world's first cross-border winter flight with electric aircraft landed at Røros Airport on February 18, 2020. Czech PureFlight flew the ΦNIX electric aircraft from Härjedalen Sveg Airport to Røros in Norway. Here, the pilot and passenger landed safely on a winter runway at Røros Airport.
Many invited guests had taken the trip to attend the event, including Minister of Commerce Iselin Nybø who took a seat in the electric plane. Also present were Mayor Isak Veierud Busch and Deputy Mayor Christian Elgaaen in Røros municipality, Tourism Manager Tove R. Martens, Business Manager Ole Kjetil Lagaard, Storting representatives, county politicians and many more.
No emissions or sound pollution
ΦNIX is a fully electric aircraft designed and built in the Czech Republic. The aircraft can remain in the air for 2.5 hours and can accommodate one pilot and one passenger. The first flight with this aircraft took place already on November 6, 2018.
The aircraft has a wingspan of max. 15 meters, with an aircraft body that is 6.5 meters long. The engine power is 60 kW and the aircraft has a range of 2.5 hours with fully charged batteries. The cruising speed is 160 - 200 km / h (86 - 108 knots) and the maximum take-off weight is 600 kg (1320 lbs). The minimum charge time for the batteries is 20 minutes for 85% battery capacity. -Source: pure-flight.eu
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