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Airbus Group's all-electric E-Fan aircraft completes historic Channel crossing (VIDEO)

Calais, France - 74 km (46 miles) in 36 minutes

Airbus Group’s E-Fan technology demonstrator today became the world’s first all-electric two engine aircraft taking off by its own power to successfully cross the Channel, some 106 years after Louis Blériot’s epic flight. The E-Fan’s flight of 74 kilometres [46 miles] between Lydd, England, and Calais in France was completed in 36 minutes. The E-Fan is powered by lithium-ion batteries, which of...

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