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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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