Airbus Plans 2020 Emergency Backup System Test Flights

Credit: H-130: Łukasz Golowanow
LONDON—Airbus Helicopters is to fly a conventional helicopter using an electric backup system in 2020 as part of flight trials with the French Ministry for Transport (DGAC). The helicopter manufacturer will retrofit an H130 single-engine turbine helicopter with an electric motor, developed by Thales...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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