Solar Ship Completes Successful Test Flight

Solar Ship's test flight was successful

“Canadian companies continue to distinguish themselves through the employment of novel technologies into highly innovative designs. Ontario-based company Solar Ship employs clean technology in its cargo planes, designed to supply goods to remote communities across Canada’s North and countries across the world that lack regular infrastructure.”

Marcus Deans, CleanTech Academy Graduate & WEtech Alliance Intern

Via Canadian Manufacturing – June 30, 2017

TORONTO—On June 29, Ontario-based clean energy aircraft manufacturer Solar Ship completed the first in a series of flights to develop a fossil fuel free transport and logistics system for Canada’s North.

The company is working with Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), a research agency of the Department of National Defence, and the project is being funded by the federal government’s Build in Canada Innovation Program.

Solar Ship says this marks the first demonstration flight for the Wolverine, a 50-metre aircraft designed to carry 5000 kg of cargo, which will feature amphibious capabilities and the ability to transport cargo loads that bush planes cannot carry.