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Electric planes can carry aviation toward carbon zero

Battery technology readier for short-range flights than hydrogen

| Singapore
Alice, an all-electric airplane designed and built by Eviation, takes off in Moses Lake, Washington, for its first flight on Sept. 27: The aviation industry has to innovate. (Handout photo from Eviation)

Richard F. Chandler is founder and chairman of the Clermont Group, a Singapore-based business group with member companies in the health care, financial services and aviation sectors.

In 1903, on a sand dune south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright achieved a dream that had captivated humanity since time immemorial: They took to the skies and flew.

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