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News: Ampaire Electric EEL Flies Flies Longest Route To Date

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  1. Longest Route To Date For Ampaire Electric EEL
    The Ampaire Electric EEL is a six-seat Cessna 337 twin-engine aircraft modified with an electric motor in the nose and traditional combustion engine in the rear. While it is not fully-electric it is a hybrid-electric aircraft. The aircraft got back in the news after it performed its longest flight to date which involved two-and-a-half-hours of flying covering 341 statute miles. "The ability to put innovative electric technologies into the air rapidly in order to assess and refine them", said General Manager, Ampaire, Doug Shane. "It central to Ampaire’s strategy to introduce low-emissions aircraft for regional airlines and charter operators within just a few years."
  2. The Electric EEL can generate fuel and emissions savings up to 50 percent on shorter regional routes where the aircraft’s electrical propulsion unit can be run at high power settings, and generate savings of about 30 percent on longer regional routes such as the Camarillo to Hayward flight. The aircraft will be sent to Hawaii to conduct more flight tests in the form of demonstration flights. It will be the first time the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants a certificate for an electrically-powered aircraft to conduct flight demonstrations in order to gain real-world flight experience.

    For more information:

    Ampaire
    3507 Jack Northrop Ave.
    Hawthorne, CA 90250
    www.ampaire.com

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