The world has been waiting for the first aircraft to fly and now we have the first electric aircraft to take to the air.
The aircraft, a BE-180B, is designed to make its maiden flight in 2020.
The plane is a joint project between Boeing, Airbus and Dassault Aviation.
The BE-181B has been developed by French firm Aerojet, and the BE-182 is based on the BE180B.
A BE-178 is also being developed by Airbus.
The first aircraft in this class will carry up to 120 passengers and carry more than 40kg of payload.
The planes will be able to take-off and land vertically at a height of 3,500 metres.
A total of three prototypes have been built and will be tested in the first half of 2020.
This is the first time the BE medium-lift aircraft will take off from the Bordeaux-Lisbon International Airport, the first such demonstration flight.
“It will be the first test flight for the BE aircrafts flight control systems and the first real-world flight for this aircraft,” said Airbus head of flight, Thierry Junker, speaking to journalists on a tour of the BE’s production facility in Laval, France.
The main propulsion unit of the aircraft is a 740kg electric motor, which will be powered by lithium-ion batteries.
“The BE-185 is powered by four 740kW electric motors,” said Junker.
“A BE-184A is powered with two 740KW electric engines.”
The BE 180B can fly at an altitude of up to 30,000 metres.
The vehicle will be used for military surveillance missions, including surveillance of drones and unmanned aircraft, and for humanitarian missions.
The engine can also fly autonomously at speeds of up of up 45 kilometres per hour.
The flight test will last between 20 minutes and an hour.
“This test is a milestone,” said Dassault aviation chief Philippe Blaak.
“We will have a test plane flying in the skies of the Middle East.”
The test flight will be conducted in front of an audience of journalists and a group of interested media.
A press conference will follow shortly.
“Today is an exciting day for the world, the BE industry, and aviation,” said Blaack.
“Boeing, Airbus, Dassault and ICAO have all contributed to the development of the first BE aircraft,” he said.
The first BE-18A will take to test mode in 2020, and it will be joined by the BE 180 and BE-200, which were designed to be the next generation of the air-to-air fighter.”
As the first and only airplane to take the first steps in this new technology, it is also an example of what is possible.”
The first BE-18A will take to test mode in 2020, and it will be joined by the BE 180 and BE-200, which were designed to be the next generation of the air-to-air fighter.