Aircraft Maintenance Technology

MAR 2018

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Electrification and Aircra — Part 3 AIRBUS ON THE WAY TO THE ELECTRIC FUTURE Is aircraft electrification the next chapter in Airbus' aviation future? This is not a question of if, but of when and how much. By Marino Boric Electric-flight and Airbus — nobody would have put these words in the same context just 10 years ago. Electric flight was something belonging in the books of the French science-fiction writer Jules Verne but not in the direct context to one major commercial airplane manufacturer based in Verne's country. In only eight years the e-flight movement has dramatically gained momentum and Airbus has become a sort of a pacesetter in this fast-growing field which is almost daily changing and is for some traditional aviators simply confusing.

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