Airbus Ponders E-Fan X All-electric Takeoff Test

Credit: Airbus
Airbus may give the formal go-ahead for its proposed regional-airliner-scale electric propulsion flight demonstrator, the E-Fan X, later this month as it considers the possibility of modifying a BAe 146/Avro RJ to conduct an all-electric-powered takeoff. If sanctioned, the aircraft would fly in 2019...
Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.

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