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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 aerospace-technology.com

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