magniX Partners with AeroTEC, Air Tindi
magniX, the Redmond, Washington-based developer of electric power systems, announced on April 28 that it has partnered with AeroTEC and Air Tindi on the NASA Electrified Powertrain Flight Demonstrator project. For the project, magniX will work with AeroTEC, a Seattle-based aerospace firm, and Air Tindi, a Canadian commuter airline, to convert a De Havilland Canada Dash 7 aircraft to run on hybrid-electric power. Air Tindi will provide the aircraft, while AeroTEC will design, modify and fly the demonstrator (with two of four P&WC PT6A-50 turboprops replaced with magni650 electric motors) at its test center in Moses Lake, Washington. In September 2021, NASA announced that magniX had been awarded a $74.3M contract, while GE Aviation (GE) received a $179M award.