langue en AIRBUS GROUP - 21/07/2014

E-Fan: Electricity is in Farnborough's air

It is as clean as a butterfly and hums like a bee: with a 600-kilogram weight and maximum speed of 160 km/h, E-Fan is the first aircraft with fans to have fully electric propulsion.

The plane has zero carbon dioxide emissions in flight and is significantly quieter than a conventionally powered aircraft. It performed its first public flight in April 2014 at Bordeaux-Merignac airport.