Chehalis-Centralia Airport Selected as Test Site for Electric Aircraft Feasibility Study

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Aviation Division selected the Chehalis-Centralia Airport Municipal Airport as one of the six electric aircraft beta test sites in the state after conducting an electric aircraft feasibility study late last year.

Although there are electric aircraft prototypes being flown in the state today, the development of the Chehalis-Centralia Airport as an electric aircraft site is looking years into the future as WSDOT is still in the beginning stages of the project.

Brandon Rakes, Chehalis-Centralia Airport’s operations coordinator, said that it’s important to have conversations about electric aircraft early and to begin getting prepared for the future of aviation locally.