First tests complete for City Airbus propulsion system

flightglobal | October 03, 2017

First tests complete for City Airbus propulsion system
Airbus Helicopters has completed the first full-scale tests for the electric-powered propulsion system on its City Airbus demonstrator, ahead of a planned maiden flight next year. Conducted at the manufacturer's facility in Donauwörth, Germany, the trials assessed the performance of the individual ducted fans. In addition, checks were carried out on the integration of a full-scale propulsion unit with two fans, 100kW electric motor and all electrical systems.

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