The Electric Solution

magniX is a technology platform developing powertrains and batteries for the electrification of transportation. magniX's full electric powertrain offers customers an integrated system for electrifying aircraft. magniX batteries provide industry leading performance and safety features for battery electric and hybrid electric aircraft, and are also ideally suited to power helicopters, eVTOLs, and marine craft.  

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The next generation of regional aviation is here. Battery electric flight promises sustainable, point-to-point travel. magniX has powered a retrofitted De Havilland Beaver seaplane and Cessna Grand Caravan as well as the Eviation Alice, the world’s first flight-tested all-electric commuter aircraft.

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The light weight and reliability of magniX technology makes electric power an ideal solution for helicopters. magniX is the EPU provider for the electric Robinson R44 helicopter being developed by Lung Biotechnology for the transport of transplant organs. In 2022, the eR44 completed the first ever point-to-point flight by an electric helicopter.

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Hybrid electric systems offer greater fuel efficiency and lower carbon emissions on regional routes. magniX is developing a hybrid-electric De Havilland Dash 7 in partnership with NASA through the agency’s Electrified Powertrain Flight Demonstration (EPFD) program. The airplane will be powered by two magni650 EPUs and two conventional internal combustion engines.

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magniX electric propulsion units can be integrated with any electric power source. Hydrogen fuel cells offer the potential to power larger scale, 40+ seat aircraft. magniX is the provider of the EPU for Universal Hydrogen’s converted De Havilland Dash 8, the world’s largest hydrogen electric airplane, which successfully completed its first flight in March 2023. It went on to break the record for the world’s longest and highest electric flights.

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magniX offers an end-to-end solution, covering the full electric powertrain



Safe, certifiable batteries with the highest energy density in aerospace



Our vision is to be the world's most trusted electric solutions company

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We are inspired by a heritage of innovation to lead the next age of flight

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We are one team, creating a better future together


magniX electric propulsion units are already powering aircraft in flight

A DHC-2 Beaver seaplane

2 March 2023

magniX Powers First Flight of the World's Largest Hydrogen Fuel Cell Airplane

A De Havilland Dash 8, converted by Universal Hydrogen, successfully completed its first flight, becoming the world's largest flight-tested hydrogen electric airplane. A magni650 electric propulsion unit, provided with electricity by a hydrogen fuel cell system, was used to replace one of the airplane's two conventional turboprop engines.


27 September 2022

magniX Powers Eviation's All-Electric Alice Aircraft for Historic First Flight

The Eviation Alice successfully completed its inaugural flight, the first ever by a "clean sheet design" all-electric commuter airplane built from the ground up around the electric propulsion system. Alice is powered by two magnix magni650 Electric Propulsion Units (EPUs).

A modified Robinson R44 helicopter

7 June 2022

magniX Flies its First All-Electric Helicopter

magniX successfully powered the all-electric flight of a modified Robinson R44 helicopter. The battery-electric retrofit was sponsored by Lung Biotechnology, a subsidiary of United Therapeutics. The company is on a mission to develop a fleet of zero-emissions rotorcraft to deliver life-saving transplant organs to hospitals.

A Cessna Grand Caravan 208B

28 May 2020

Modified Cessna Is the Largest Electric Aircraft to Take Flight

A Cessna Grand Caravan 208B, powered by a magniX 750HP magni500 EPU, became then-world’s largest all-electric commercially-focused aircraft to take to the skies in Moses Lake, WA.

A DHC-2 Beaver seaplane

10 December 2019

magniX Claims First for Electric Aircraft

A De Havilland Beaver seaplane operated by Harbour Air, retrofitted with a magniX magni500 750HP EPU, made the world's first flight as an all-electric commercially-focused aircraft in Vancouver, Canada.



24 June 2024

magniX Launches Revolutionary Battery Product


18 June 2024

NASA, magniX Altitude Tests Lay Groundwork for Hybrid Electric Planes

Harbour Air

22 May 2024

Harbour Air Launches ePlane Conversion Program with Bel-Air Aviation

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