Business Airport - Paige Smith

The few electric aircraft in use today are small and light general aviation and trainer aircraft. As the drive to make aviation more sustainable continues, experts predict that as battery capacity increases, general aviation and business aircraft, then regional aircraft will electrify first. This means that smaller airports and FBOs will need to provide electrical charging infrastructure ahead of larger commercial airports.

As the battery capacity of electric aircraft continues to improve, a growing number of manufacturers and airports are turning their attention to the installation of appropriate charging infrastructure. One prominent example is electric aircraft manufacturer Pipistrel, which was recently acquired by US conglomerate Textron. Pipistrel sells its in-house built SkyCharge charging systems in partnership with power management company Eaton.

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