Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Aviation History Made As First Electric Powered Aircraft Takes Flight

--science + technology + innovation--

Last month marked an exciting moment in aviation history as the first electric powered conventional light aircraft took flight for some 48 mts spanning some 31 miles (50 Kilometers).

The aircraft is called the Electra and it is propelled by an 18 kW motor powered by lithium polymer batteries. The single seat wonder is created by APAME (Association pour la Promotion des Aeronefs a Motorisation Electrique - - Association to Promote Electrical Aircraft). The team behind this first flight is in active plans for a historic follow up, with a Channel crossing planned for some time in 09'.

For more information on this amazing event and the APAME go to www.apame.eu

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