Scotland’s first electric plane begins demo flights

Scotland’s first electric plane has taken to the skies of Orkney in a series of demonstration flights on a regional airline route.

The Ampaire Electric EEL aircraft, a modified six-seat Cessna 337, runs on battery power and a conventional combustion engine.

The demo flights saw the electric plane cross pentland Firth from the island’s Kirkwall Airport to the regional Wick John O’Groats Airport in the north of mainland Scotland. 

Ampaire launched the trials as part of the Sustainable Aviation Test Environment (SATE)  project being led by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL).

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living

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