It seems strange to think that Airbus—manufacturer of the enormous A380 airliner—is planning to go into the light aircraft business. But the company has invested €20 million ($22.3 million) in a new-generation electric-powered light aircraft family, and will next year break ground for the factory where they will be produced. Development work on the E-Fan 2.0 seat-training aircraft and the larger four-seat hybrid E-Fan 4.0 is already progressing rapidly in southern France. ...

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