World’s First Electric Passenger aircraft BX1E manufactured in China

The world’s first electric passenger aircraft named BX1E was manufactured in China.

The aircraft was designed by Shenyang Aerospace University and Liaoning General Aviation Academy located in the northeastern Liaoning Province of China.

Features of BX1E Electric Passenger aircraft

  • BX1E aircraft has a 14.5-meter wingspan and a maximum payload of 230 kgs.
  • It can fly at an altitude of 3,000 meters.
  • The aircraft can charge within two hours.
  • Fully charged aircraft can have flight time of 45 minutes to 1 hour with a maximum speed of 160 km per hour.

The first two BX1E aircrafts were delivered to Liaoning Ruixiang General Aviation Co. Ltd. These aircrafts will be used in tourism, pilot training, meteorology and rescue operations.

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