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furyphoto
27 March 2019, 1939
Harbour Air, based in Vancouver, BC, Canada is making moves towards converting their entire fleet of about 40 seaplanes to electric power. They have teamed up with MagniX of WA to test fly an electric DeHavalind Beaver later this year, with the goal of ultimately being the world's first airline to operate an exclusively electric fleet.
All electric airline...cool!

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeremybogaisky/2019/03/26/the-first-electric-passenger-aircraft-could-be-50-year-old-canadian-seaplanes/#56e03ba92c3b

furyphoto
25 October 2019, 1426
An update on this. They are almost ready for test flights.
https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/mobile/harbour-air-to-launch-electric-seaplane-test-flights-by-december-1.4655897?fbclid=IwAR3v9pIgScGeBw4O4EU4hmJKYnKS83x G7wJIxjuzGW_q-BuCKzh0d0NkYHM
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flo
29 October 2019, 0513
Hi
awesome, baby steps maybe but if all short flights one day being electric it will make a difference!!
greets
flo

Stevo
30 October 2019, 1148
Not to mention that their range and performance will improve with future battery upgrades without needing to change any of the electronics

furyphoto
10 December 2019, 1029
Test flights are today, hopefully there will be video published in a few days.
https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/mobile/harbour-air-to-test-fly-world-s-first-electric-seaplane-in-richmond-b-c-tuesday-1.4721986?fbclid=IwAR3e23iHnNR8GF7NzGbRiGw0kxuSsir ZRL8aGI6WK9nmj3D8Sn5kacbWVHQ

frodus
10 December 2019, 1239
This is pretty awesome!

furyphoto
11 December 2019, 0956
Some video clips, and news story here: https://globalnews.ca/video/6278729/harbour-air-plane-with-electric-engine-takes-flight-in-richmond

DeHavilland Beaver. 750 HP, 160km (100 Mile) range.
https://assets.bwbx.io/images/users/iqjWHBFdfxIU/iVl8nXppoxak/v2/1000x-1.jpg