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May 30, 2024
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A new Dutch start-up, Venturi Aviation, eyes to offer a 44-seat full-electric regional aircraft in eight to ten years. This would make it the biggest electric aircraft available on the market. However, the start-up has many boxes to tick before the concept will become reality. New Dutch electric plane has still long way to go.

Venturi held a press event in The Netherlands last week, during which it unveiled a model of its Echelon 01 aircraft. It has a high-wing concept with a T-tail. The long wings themselves have an unspecified but long span, with raked wingtips and a high aspect ratio.
Each wing accommodates four electric propellor motors that use electricity from batteries that are positioned low in the fuselage for lowering the center of gravity. The Echelon 01 would have a range of 550 kilometers. Take-off power is 8.700 kW.


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Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.