DLD 294: It’s Electric!

Getting its first electric-powered aircraft off the ground was a pretty big deal for MagniX late last year. But the company shows no signs of resting on that success, with another test flight last week of a larger prop. There’s clearly a market for this sort of operation, though we’re still a ways out from it being commonplace.

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Also in this episode:

  • KLM is also joining the electric revolution, or at least joining in on Schiphol’s testing of electric tugs
  • American and United CEOs are not amused by investors questioning them on the likelihood of bankruptcy
  • LATAM is the latest and largest airline to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, though little appears to be changing right now, other than a few lease returns
  • British Airways is adjusting some rules for its Executive Club members; you’ll be shocked to learn the changes are not in favor of the consumers
  • Several Canadians are challenging their national airlines to finally follow the rules and the US DOT to actually enforce them
  • SpaceX launched crew successfully to the International Space Station and it was an incredible spectacle

And plenty more. Enjoy the show!


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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.