First electric flight school of Europe opened in the Netherlands
The first electric flight school has opened at Teuge Airport in the Netherlands. The flight school was opened by the Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen. The training flights are carried out by the company E-Flight Academy. Co-founder and head of training Evert-Jan Feld says the following about it:
Changing the course of aviation is a huge operation. But E-Flight Academy shows that it is a matter of doing it. We aim high and hope to inspire everyone in the small and medium aviation sector.
The European Commission has set ambitious climate targets. The switch from fossil fuels to green energy is part of this. Aviation is facing a difficult but important task. The sector will use all opportunities to become more sustainable. Innovation is important in this regard. The aim is for the Netherlands to have the first commercial electric aircraft in use for 20 to 50 passengers by 2030.
Flight of 50 minutes
The E-Flight planes have a maximum capacity of 50 minutes. The planes are fully electric and the recharging process is comparable to that of an electric car. The aircraft are fully charged and ready to take off again within 1 hour. The charging speed and capacity will improve significantly in the coming years.
(c) Photo: E-Flight – Cora van Nieuwenhuizen