EasyJet Helps Wright Define Electric Short-Hail Airliner

No money is changing hands, but UK low-cost carrier EasyJet is working with startup Wright Electric to provide an airline’s perspective on development of an all-electric short-haul commercial aircraft.

Initially U.S.-based Wright is targeting development of an aircraft with 300-nm. range and a minimum of 120 seats, aiming for service entry within a decade.

While significantly shorter in range than Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 narrowbodies, the battery-powered aircraft envisioned by …

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