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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