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News: Plot-Twist; AeroTec Puts Magnix eCaravan Up For Sale

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  1. Twist; AeroTec/Magnix eCaravan For Sale
    The last time JF explored this collaboration between AeroTec and Magnix on the eCaravan with the electric 750 horsepower powerplant there was news that during a test flight the aircraft lost partial power. Earlier last year an inverter issue shutdown resulting in a loss of approximately a quarter of the aircraft's power. The testbed returned to the ground safely without incident. Since then JF has learned that AeroTec has the said eCaravan up for sale.
  2. It should be made clear that what is for sale is not the Caravan that was in the configuration as the eCaravan because it does not have the Magnix electric engine in it anymore. The aircraft has been re-converted back to its regular turboprop form and passed inspection by the FAA now using a 675 horse power PT6-114A. What is a bit odd is that the aircraft has been put up to sale after the incident and AeroTec seems to be parting ways with Magnix at least that is how it appears on the surface. Even more odd, Magnix is now partnering with Australian commuter airline Sydney Seaplanes to further move the eCaravan certification along. If you are interested in purchasing the Caravan (N32EL) that served as the testbed for the eCaravan program then it is available for sale asking 1.5 million dollars. JF will continue to follow the developments of the drive to certify the eCaravan.

    For more information:

    Magnix
    www.magnix.aero

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