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Airbus E-fan completes longest-ever electric flight

Airbus has completed the longest-ever flight of its electrically powered E-Fan aircraft, which traversed the English Channel.

July 14, 2015  By

During the 36min flight, the aircraft travelled 74km between Lydd, England, and Calais in France.

Flown by test pilot Didier Esteyne, the lithium-ion battery-powered E-Fan reached a maximum altitude of around 1,000m. It weighs approximately 600kg. | READ MORE


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