27 MARCH 2017
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In the spirit of nothing being impossible, BTN brings you news that a US-based start-up airline is planning to launch electronic-powered passenger flights from London to Paris within 10 years.
Wright Electric, which is working with easyJet, told the BBC its aim is to develop a plane for 150 passengers, although as Simon Calder pointed out in The Independent, the design depends on battery improvements – using current technology, such an aircraft could barely take off.
EasyJet told the BBC: "Easyjet has had discussions with Wright Electric and is actively providing an airline operator's perspective on the development of this exciting technology."
No, it's not 1 April. Watch this space.
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