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The future of aviation is electric

Project description

New electric plane greener than a car

The Dufour Aerospace team gained hands-on experience with the design, construction and operation of manned electric aircraft with its first plane - the Hamilton aEro 1 aircraft. With EU funding of aEro, Dufour is working on its next project – aEro 2. This new plane will take off and land vertically like a helicopter thanks to its proven tilt-wing design, cruising at speeds of up to 320 km/h like a regular plane. The combination of electric propulsion and large propellers will ensure a much quieter noise profile compared to conventional helicopters and planes. aEro 2 will offer fast air transportation at the same cost per kilometre as a car but with a lower environmental impact.

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  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1

Coordinator

DUFOUR AEROSPACE AG
Address
Seewjinenstrasse 6
3930 Visp
Switzerland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000