Electric E-Fan aircraft demonstrates airborne e-mobility.
New York (AirGuide Features - Inside Air Travel) Fri, Apr 25, 2014
- The successful first public flight of the electric E-Fan experimental
aircraft was the highlight of Airbus Groupas E-Aircraft Day in Bordeaux,
France. The flight demonstration was attended by Arnaud Montebourg,
French Minister for Economy, Industrial Renewal and Digital Economy,
Alain Rousset, President of the Aquitaine Region, Josy Reiffers, who
represented Alain JuppA[c], President of the CommunautA[c] Urbaine de
Bordeaux and Alain Anziani, Senator and Mayor of MA[c]rignac. The
electric E-Fan training aircraft is a highly innovative technology
experimental demonstrator based on an all-composite construction.
Airbus Group and its partners are aiming to perform research and
development to construct a series version of the E-Fan and propose an
industrial plan for a production facility close to Bordeaux Airport.
Airbus Groupas research efforts support the environmental protection
goals of the European Commission, as outlined in its aFlightpath 2050a
programme. aThe E-Fan project and Airbus Groupas commitment to the
field of electric and hybrid research show our vision of future
technological developments. It will not only lead to a further reduction
in aircraft emissions and noise to support our environmental goals but
will also lead to more economic and efficient aircraft technology in the
long run. Our focus is to develop innovations that will help define what
tomorrowas aerospace industry will look like,a said Airbus Group Chief
Technical Officer Jean Botti.
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