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E-Fan, the world's 1st electric aircraft will amaze you

Last updated on: May 12, 2014 17:26 IST

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The world's first airplane completely powered by electricity has successfully taken to the skies for its maiden flight, and could bring down air travel cost by more than a third, its developer Airbus said.  

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Image: Manufactured by Toulouse-based Airbus, E-Fan measures little more than 19 feet.
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The small experimental aircraft called 'E-Fan' carried its first flight at an airport near Bordeaux in southwestern France, and could prove to be a key step towards greener, quieter and cheaper air travel.  

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Image: E-Fan makes slightly more noise than a hairdryer.
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Manufactured by Toulouse-based Airbus, E-Fan measures little more than 19 feet from nose to tail and makes slightly more noise than a hairdryer.            

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Image: The electric E-Fan training aircraft is a highly innovative technology experimental demonstrator based on an all-composite construction.
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Powered by 120 lithium-ion polymer batteries, the plane's first official flight last month lasted less than 10 minutes, though the plane has the capability to fly for around an hour before recharging.       

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Image: E-Fan aircraft will reduce emissions, says Airbus.
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An hour long commercial flight with the E-Fan, according to Airbus, could cost only  $16, compared to $55 for a flight in a petrol-powered plane of the same size, 'Inhabitat.com reported.  

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Image: Airbus plans to manufacture two versions of the E-Fan.
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The electric E-Fan training aircraft is a highly innovative technology experimental demonstrator based on an all-composite construction, Airbus said on its website.  

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Image: E-Fan has the capability to fly for around an hour before recharging..
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Airbus Group Chief Technical Officer Jean Botti said,"The E-Fan project and Airbus Group's commitment to the field of electric and hybrid research show our vision of future technological developments.”

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Image: Airbus Group and its partners are aiming to perform research and development to construct a series version of the E-Fan model.
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Botti said, "It will not only lead to a further reduction in aircraft emissions and noise to support our environmental goals but will also lead to more economic and efficient aircraft technology in the long run."

Airbus plans to manufacture two versions of the E-Fan.

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Image: Airbus may launch two more versions of E-Fan.
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The two-seater E-Fan 2.0 will be a fully electric training aircraft, while E-Fan 4.0 will be used for both training and general flight purposes and will be powered by a hybrid system, the report said. 

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Image: An hour long commercial flight with the E-Fan may cost only $16, compared to $55 in other planes.
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Airbus Group and its partners are aiming to perform research and development to construct a series version of the E-Fan and propose an industrial plan for a production facility close to BordeauxAirport, Airbus said.


Image: Air fares may get cheaper with the launch of E-Fan.
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