magniX is Leading the Electrification of Aviation
magniX is Leading the Electrification of Aviation
Electrifying the Skies
Our flight-proven electric propulsion systems are enabling the new electric era of aviation.
Battery Electric LEARN MORE
Battery Electric

The next generation in regional aviation is here. In September 2022, Eviation’s all-electric aircraft, the Alice, successfully completed its first test flight, powered by 2 magniX magni650 electric propulsion units. The world’s first all-electric commuter plane (9-seater plus 2 crew), the Alice is a product of “clean sheet” design – built from the ground up around the electric propulsion.

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Hybrid Electric

magniX is partnering with Brazil’s Desaer to provide propulsion for a hybrid electric regional aircraft. magniX is also developing a hybrid electric system for the Cessna Caravan in partnership with SurfAir magniX electric propulsion units will be powering the Faradair BEHA airplane, a clean sheet-designed hybrid electric airplane that is engineered to be both an 18-seater passenger and cargo airplane.

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Hydrogen Electric

Our magniX electric propulsion units work perfectly with hydrogen fuel cells to power larger scale, 40+-seat aircraft. magniX provided the electric propulsion unit for Universal Hydrogen’s converted DHC8-Q300, the world’s largest hydrogen electric airplane, which successfully completed its first flight in March 2023.

Photo: Universal Hydrogen
Making It Real: We Promise, We Deliver
magniX electric propulsion units are already powering aircraft in flight
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12 Seconds That Changed the World 17 December 2023

On an isolated strip of beach at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17, 1903, two brothers who owned a bicycle shop made history and invented a new way to travel. Wilbur and Orville Wright flew their Flyer aircraft for 12 seconds over 180 feet. It was the first-ever flight by a heavier-than-air, powered flying machine. As we mark the 120th anniversary of that historic moment, magniX is proud to carry on the pioneering tradition of innovation, determination, and excellence that the Wright Brothers had brought to life.

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magniX Powers First Flight of the World’s Largest Hydrogen Fuel Cell Airplane 02 March 2023

A DHC8-Q300, 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.

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magniX Powers Eviation's All-Electric Alice Aircraft for Historic First Flight 27 September 2022

The Eviation Alice successfully completed its inaugural flight, marking a historic milestone in aviation — a world first for a "clean sheet design" all-electric commuter plane, built from the ground up around the electric propulsion system. Alice is powered by two magniX magni650 Electric Propulsion Units (EPUs) that are the only flight-proven electric propulsion systems at this scale.

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magniX Flies its First All-Electric Helicopter 7 June 2022

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

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Modified Cessna Is the Largest Electric Aircraft to Take Flight 28 May 2020

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

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magniX Claims First for Electric Aircraft 10 December 2019

A DHC-2 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.

NASA Selects magniX to Rapidly Mature Electrified Aircraft Propulsion NASA illustration of an advanced subsonic aircraft with an Electrified Aircraft Propulsion system (Credit: NASA) READ MORE
NASA Selects magniX to Rapidly Mature Electrified Aircraft Propulsion
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