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Electric planes: a quiet revolution in the Swiss skies

Electric planes: a quiet revolution in the Swiss skies

The first thing that hits you is the noise – or lack thereof. As we prepare for take-off, from inside the tiny cockpit the whirr of the electric engine sounds like a noisy dishwasher. Marc Corpataux, the pilot, completes his safety checklist: “Full batteries – check”. He increases the revs and the two-seater trainer plane accelerates down the narrow airstrip at Ecuvillens, in western Switzerland.

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