Electric motor developer MagniX has teamed up with certification specialist AeroTEC to convert the Cessna 208B Caravan to electric propulsion. Flight testing of the popular, unpressurized single-engine utility aircraft, its Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 turboprop swapped out for a 750-hp Magni500 electric motor, is to begin by year-end. MagniX already has announced agreements with Canada’s Harbour Air to convert the de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver seaplane to ...

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