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Explorer Aircraft Hybrid Powerplant Plans

27 September 2021

A highly interesting press release arrived first thing in the morning. It shows another facet of the Explorer Aircraft development–showing the company continues moving its innovative yet robust designs into the coming future of professional aviation.


Pursuant to a recent study by NASA, which indicated strong growth in the near future of electric powered (i.e, hybrid) aircraft, Explorer Aircraft has continued to improve the design or their aircraft–the 500T and the 750T. Recently, the cockpit has been redesigned after testing input. Additionally, the wing has been dissected and examined after a thorough series of flight testing.

Points from the press release

First…Explorer Aircraft and magniX have signed a memorandum of understanding for the provision of the electric propulsion for a new electric hybrid light-utility aircraft.

Second…Explorer Aircraft is developing the next generation high efficiency utility aircraft, designed by award winning engineers Graham Swannell and John Roncz. The aircraft will play an important role in replacing the tens of thousands of more than half century old utility aircraft still in service all over the world.

Third…“Explorer Aircraft is thrilled to have magniX, the leading electric aircraft propulsion manufacturer, on board the Explorer Program.” said CEO Bryan Lynch. “No one else has done as much to push the profile and reality of electric aircraft in our industry.”

Bryan continued, “It is critical that we work together to develop a viable replacement for the thousands of obsolete, inefficient aircraft in service all over the world. This is only possible working together with the best, leading-edge suppliers. magniX is a perfect fit for us.”

“We are thrilled to be powering the next generation of utility aircraft,” said Roei Ganzarski, CEO of magniX. “The new Explorer aircraft offers operators a real path to cleaner flying–be it for passengers or cargo.”

Bryan Lynch continued, “Explorer Aircraft are developing the only aircraft designed for powerplant options, (battery, electric hybrid, fuel cell) and future autonomous flight systems. Through a combination of high efficiency aerodynamics, composite materials technology and inclusion of leading technology suppliers and developers in the design process we are future-proofing our aircraft.”

“Through a holistic approach of high efficiency and integration of latest and future technology we give ourselves the ability to indefinitely reuse high value aircraft products. We can reduce our impact on the environment and help in the fight against climate change.”

magniX has a strong and inclusive identity, covering not just their commercial goals but also the spirit of the people and community they form together. The aviation industry must reinvent itself by offering greater flexibility and little or no emissions. magniX is leading that change.

Explorer Aircraft is dedicated to creating the next generation, low impact, utility aircraft

Additional contacts:

Explorer Aircraft contact:

Bryan Lynch
Chief Executive Officer Explorer Aircraft, Inc.


magniX contact:
Simon Roads
Head of Sales, magniX

(541) 203 0552

Aircraft brokers and those seeking fleet applications contact:

Taras Lyssenko
Chief Business Development/Government Relations
(305) 794-4457

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