miércoles, 27 de julio de 2016
Airbus is not a general aviation company,” he said. “Our aim is to research technologies in order to learn and apply them into our overall road map for hybrid-electric technology.”
A new factory in the south of France that Botti had said would build E-Fan 2.0 and 4.0 models will be used instead to allow the company and its VoltAir subsidiary to explore how to introduce future electric-hybrid production concepts, eventually including commercial airliners. Several partners, including Daher and electric motor maker Siemens, are involved in the project.
E-Fan 2.0 has just entered the detailed design phase, Anderson said. He added that the light trainer may yet enter production, but only in “limited” numbers.