China’s 1st manned electric aircraft gets license for production

China has granted a license for production of first manned two seater electric aircraft RX1E known as RX1E by the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

The aircraft has been designed by Shenyang Aerospace University and Liaoning General Aviation Academy in northeastern Liaoning province.

Key facts

  • RX1E electric light-sport aircraft and it is China’s first manned electric light aircraft.
  • This plane is powered by lithium batteries and is capable of flying a maximum altitude of 3000 meters.
  • The plane has a 47-foot wingspan and has a charging time of 90 minutes enables it to fly for 45 to 60 minutes. The plane can take the maximum takeoff weight of 480 kg.

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