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Icelandair Flies Electric VVIPs
  • 30 Oct 2022 09:30 AM
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Icelandair Flies Electric VVIPs

On Aug. 24, Icelandair announced that it recently conducted its inaugural passenger flight of an electric aircraft. Iceland’s president and prime minister flew separately onboard a twoseat Slovenian-built Pipistrel Velis eCTOL aircraft, the first electric airplane in the country. The flight was made possible by Rafmagnsflug ehf. (“Electric Flight, Inc.”), an Icelandic company that aims to promote the expansion of electric aviation. Icelandair, which is exploring possible electric- and hydrogenpowered aircraft, has pledged to reduce its carbon emissions by 50% per operational ton kilometer by 2030, compared to 2019 levels. The photo shows Prime Minister of Iceland Katrín Jakobsdóttir (middle) and President of Iceland Guðni Jóhannesson (right), with the Pipistrel Velis (TF-KWH).

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