First flight of the Airbus E-Fan X hybrid-electric regional aircraft demonstrator has slipped into 2021, from 2020. But the manufacturer said hybrid-electric propulsion technology has shown its technological and commercial feasibility earlier than expected. As a result of that progress, Airbus has ended its collaboration on hybrid-electric propulsion research with electric drivetrain developer Siemens earlier than planned. They have transitioned to a conventional customer-supplier ...

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