John McGinnis to chair 3rd More Electric Aircraft Conference

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Following his well received presentation at the 2017 MEA conference in Seattle entitled Span Efficiency For Electric Airplanes: the Size and Speed Solution, Synergy Aircraft founder John McGinnis was invited to return and present again, this time as conference Chairman. However, a busy family schedule ahead of his presentation at the August 20-23, 2018 event led to his politely declining the Chairman’s role last spring.

When new conference organizers contacted him again at the end of July, enough had transpired to allow a change of heart. “This is a valuable conference and workshop,” he said, “a lot of serious people doing serious work. It was an honor to present there last year and a privilege to be asked to assist in an expanded capacity this year,” McGinnis said. His 2018 presentation is entitled “Acknowledging Weight Per Wingspan: A Synergistic Catalyst Toward More Electric Aircraft.” IQPC_More Electric Aircraft Agenda

Categories: Speaking Appearances, Synergy in the News


  • Alex
    January 2, 2019 at 11:43 pm Reply

    Are there any videos? 🙂

    • Team Synergy
      September 11, 2019 at 5:11 am Reply

      Not to our knowledge. A future task for editors will be to incorporate some of the audio highlights from John’s various presentations. There are a lot of them.

  • Bob thompson
    September 11, 2019 at 2:48 am Reply

    Can you let me know how you are progressing with the aircraft – where are you upto in 2019?

    Are you getting to a position to have an actual production aircraft flying?

    Looking at the model and drawings it appears to be a very exciting concept – keeping pursuing your dream

    • John McGinnis
      September 11, 2019 at 5:24 am Reply

      Thanks for your interest. Production aircraft development will likely begin in concert with prototype flight testing. Engine changes are being accommodated, but work is progressing well toward a productive winter schedule that may allow more news to be forthcoming. A restructuring has been initiated to begin the commercial phase of our activities, which requires outside investment.

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