The new facility extends to over 40,000 square feet.
magniX is to base its global operations in Everett, Washington, in a facility extending to over 40,000 square feet, to consolidate all of its Australia and Redmond operations under one roof to be home to the global headquarters, engineering, manufacturing and testing of its electric propulsion systems.
The expansion comes at a time of global growth for magniX. In a span of less than 18 months, magniX has powered the world's first all-electric commercial aircraft – Harbour Air's eBeaver; powered the world's largest commercial electric aircraft, the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, was selected by Universal Hydrogen, to help bring near-term adoption of hydrogen in commercial aviation, and by Sydney Seaplanes to bring electric aircraft to Australia and the Pacific. magniX was also recently selected by Faradair to bring electric aircraft production to the United Kingdom powering their new aircraft - BEHA.
Today's announcement comes on the heels of Eviation, magniX's sister company and maker of the world's first all-electric commuter aircraft, opening operations in Arlington, Washington late last year.
"Washington's aerospace sector continues to attract some of the most innovative companies in the world," says Governor Jay Inslee. "magniX is moving the industry into the clean energy future and we're looking forward to watching them succeed and grow. Our state's world-class workforce is ready to help magniX lead the way in this exciting next chapter."
"Washington's century-plus of aerospace innovation creates an exceptional environment for developing and piloting new technologies," says Lisa Brown, director of the state Department of Commerce. "Additionally, we are aggressively addressing climate change by embracing clean energy throughout our transportation sector, from vehicles to trucks, to ferries and aircraft. magniX is the leader in the development of electric aircraft motors, and we are thrilled they have chosen Washington as their initial manufacturing location."
"We are very excited that magniX — a cutting-edge, innovative aerospace company — has chosen to make Snohomish County their world headquarters," says Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers. "We are the center of the global aerospace industry, and magniX will be working to revolutionize how aircraft are powered. We will do all we can to ensure magniX can thrive here, where the most skilled and motivated aerospace workers live. I appreciate all the hard work Roei Ganzarski, Terry Ryan, Lisa Brown, and others have done to make sure magniX is ready to succeed."
magniX's consolidation in Everett has already resulted in additional employees being hired and more job openings becoming available. It also introduces the next era of aviation propulsion design and manufacturing to a region steeped in long aerospace heritage.
"I welcome and applaud magniX for its decision to manufacture its revolutionary electric airplane engines in Everett, the world's premier aerospace manufacturing city," said Cassie Franklin, Mayor of Everett. "Together we will make things that reinvent our world."
"magniX continues to make tremendous progress toward revolutionizing commercial aviation and our new facility is a representation of that progress," says magniX CEO Roei Ganzarski. "I am excited to see efficient and clean electric aircraft propulsion systems of varying power ranges coming out of this facility and heading to customers."
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