Electric plane's 'milestone' first UK test flight at Cranfield
A six-seater electric plane, said to be Europe's largest emission-free aircraft, has completed its first UK test flight.
Powered by hydrogen, the Piper Malibu flew several short journeys from Cranfield Airport in Bedfordshire, as part of a project funded by the UK government.
Manufacturer ZeroAvia said it hoped to have a version with 50-100 seats ready by the end of the decade.
Chief executive Val Miftakhov said: "This test flight is the latest in a series of milestones that moves the possibility of zero-emission flight closer to reality."
27 Jun 2020