Seaplane operator Harbour Air has installed a 540-kw (750-hp) electric motor in a de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, with first flight expected by the end of November. Developed by startup MagniX, the Magni500 motor is the largest yet installed in an aircraft. MagniX completed ground tests on the motor at its engineering center in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The motor was mounted in the nose section of a Cessna 208 Caravan, to drive a four-blade propeller. The motor then was delivered ...


You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "Harbour Air Installs Electric Motor in Beaver Seaplane".


Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to for access.


Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.