27 Apr '14, 12pm

First public test flight of Airbus electric 2-seat E-Fan aircraft at E-Aircraft Day; precu

First public test flight of Airbus electric 2-seat E-Fan aircraft at E-Aircraft Day; precu

First public test flight of Airbus electric 2-seat E-Fan aircraft at E-Aircraft Day; precursor to 4-seat extended range version 27 April 2014 The successful first public flight of the electric E-Fan experimental aircraft took place during the E-Aircraft Day in Bordeaux. Click to enlarge. The Airbus Group’s electric E-Fan experimental aircraft made its first public test flight at E-Aircraft Day in Bordeaux, France. The electric E-Fan training aircraft is an innovative technology experimental demonstrator based on an all-composite construction. Airbus Group plans to further develop the E-Fan technology demonstrator and to produce and market two versions of the aircraft by a subsidiary named VoltAir. The two-seater version E-Fan 2.0 will be a fully electric training aircraft powered only by batteries. The four-seater version E-Fan 4.0 will be a training and general aviation a...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2014/04/20140427-efan.html

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