Aircraft Maintenance Technology

MAR 2018

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two electric motors totaling 60 kw of power and ducted propellers located on the aft portion of the fuselage. The aircraft was developed by Airbus Group and Aero Composites Saintonge and absolved the maiden flight on March 11, 2014 with the test pilot and designer Didier Esteyne. In December 2014 Airbus announced that Daher-Socata would complete the design work on the aircraft. VoltAir, an Airbus subsidiary, developed the initial prototype and worked with Daher-Socata during the testing phase as the project manager. 2015 E-Fan 1.1 On July 10, 2015, the Airbus E-Fan flew from Lydd Airport in England to 46 miles (74 km) distant Calais in France in 36 minutes at an altitude of about 3,500 feet. The E-Fan's undercarriage consists of a central (fuselage) retractable fore and aft wheels, and miniature fixed gear wheels under the wings. E-Fan featured a simple and rudimentary "e-taxi" system; the main wheel was powered via light metal chain by a 6 kw electric motor, which allowed the plane REGISTER FOR THE PREMIER BUSINESS AVIATION EVENT IN EUROPE REGISTER TODAY: www.ebace.aero

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