Earlier this week, DHL Express placed an order for 12 all electric cargo planes.
The ‘Alice’ planes should be delivered in 2024 and can each carry just under 1,200kg of cargo, with a range of 440 nautical miles.
The realisation of an all-electric commercial passenger plane is still some way off; If the ‘Alice’ were a passenger plane it could carry just nine people. As such, many nations and businesses looking to decarbonise aviation are focusing on SAFs and improving the efficiency of their aircraft. But, this is an exciting announcement nonetheless and an important step on the road to decarbonising aviation.
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