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E-Fan X

E-Fan X

A giant leap towards zero-emission flight

The E-Fan X is the next step in Airbus’ electrification journey, and a giant leap towards achieving zero-emission flight over the next 20 years. This ambitious hybrid-electric aircraft demonstrator is expected to embark on its first flight in 2021.

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Innovation 13 June 2019

E-Fan X

Airbus’ E-Fan X is a complex hybrid demonstrator that will validate technologies expected to generate double-digit percentage in aircraft fuel savings

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Innovation 13 June 2019

Airbus E-Fan X

E-Fan X is an ambitious project contributing to Airbus’ journey towards zero-emission flight that is expected to deliver fuel burn savings and significantly reduce noise emissions

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Innovation 13 June 2019

E-Fan X – New York City

Launched as an innovation project in 2017, E-Fan X is the next step in Airbus’ electrification journey; the flight demonstrator that will test a 2 MW hybrid-electric propulsion system is depicted in a composite image over the city of New York

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Innovation 13 June 2019

E-Fan X – London

E-Fan X is expected to perform its first flight in 2021 as a demonstrator to test a 2 MW hybrid-electric propulsion system; it is depicted in this composite image with a London cityscape

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Innovation 13 June 2019

E-Fan X - Toulouse

Launched as an innovation project in 2017, E-Fan X is the next step in Airbus’ electrification journey; the flight demonstrator that will test a 2 MW hybrid-electric propulsion system is depicted in a composite image over the city of Toulouse

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A complex hybrid-electric flight demonstrator

The E-Fan X is a complex hybrid-electric aircraft demonstrator. In the test aircraft, one of the four jet engines will be replaced by a 2MW electric motor, which is roughly equivalent to that of 10 medium-sized cars. The electric propulsion unit is powered by a power-generation system and battery. When high power is required—at take-off, for example—the generator and battery supply energy together.

Introducing E-Fan X, Airbus’ hybrid-electric aircraft demonstrator

 

Take an in-depth look at the E-Fan X, a hybrid-electric aircraft demonstrator that is powered by three conventional turbofan engines and one 2MW electric motor supplied by our partner Rolls-Royce. Read less Read more

Smarter air travel for all

If the aviation industry is to achieve its goal of a 50% reduction in net aviation CO2 emissions by 2050, future technologies in alternative propulsion must be accelerated. Our goal is to mature the technology, performance, safety and reliability, thereby accelerating progress on alternative propulsion. We also aim to establish the requirements for future certification of electric-powered commercial aircraft. 

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