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Orkney islands could get the first electric plane serviceThe air service which includes the shortest scheduled flight in the world could start to use electric-powered planes within three years.Loganair's Orkney island hopping air service is famous for the 1.7 mile jump between Westray and Papa Westray .
The airline is working with experts in the hope of making the electric service a reality by 2021.Loganair said the Islander aircraft it uses could be modified rather than developing a model from scratch.
It takes about two minutes - including taxiing - to complete the 1.7 mile Westray / Papa Westray leg flight, which is about the same length as the runway at Edinburgh Airport.The record is 53 seconds.The short inter-island services are seen as an ideal possible route for electric planes as a limitation of the aircraft would be range.
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