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Airbus plans to fly an airplane with an electric motor in the 2020 year

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Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens announced the launch of a joint E-Fan X program. bmpd citing Air & Cosmos magazine.




According to the program, in 2020, the first flight of a technology demonstrator based on a BAe 146 aircraft equipped with an 2 MW electric motor will take place.

“On the prototype plane, one of the four full-time turbojet engines will be replaced by an experienced electric motor. As soon as the test program is sufficiently advanced, a second electric motor will be installed on the aircraft, ”explains the publication.

According to the head of the Airbus Science and Technology Center, Pavel Eremenko, E-Fan X represents for the company “an important step towards solving the problem of introducing electric propulsion into Aviation in the short term. "

The lessons we learned during the long chain of electric movement demonstrators (Cri-Cri, e-Genius, E-Star), and recently the E-Fan 1.2, as well as our cooperation with Siemens, set the stage for the emergence of a regional aircraft with a hybrid power plant, characterized by improved technical characteristics and increased efficiency. We consider the hybrid electric motor as the third option for motorization in the aircraft industry, after piston and jet engines,
said Eremenko.

It is reported that within the framework of the program “Airbus will be engaged in the integration, architecture of the motor control system, as well as its integration with the flight control system; Rolls-Royce will be responsible for the 2 MW electric motor; Siemens will supply two electric motors and an electronic control system, a frequency converter, an inverter and a wiring system. ”
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  1. Sofa General
    Sofa General 30 November 2017 13: 40 New
    +3
    It is a pity that in this project we are not.
    The idea, for example, is an engine with nuclear energy implemented in the Navy, it’s time to take to heaven ...
    1. ioan-e
      ioan-e 30 November 2017 13: 45 New
      +2
      In the USSR, a plane with nuclear power plants flew, google.
      1. maxim947
        maxim947 30 November 2017 13: 59 New
        +3
        Why shove nuclear power plants everywhere? There is only one conclusion - we are far behind in this direction, but it is strategically important and in the current state of science we cannot catch up with. We need to return to sharazhki, and not in the sense that it is a half-jail, but in terms of combining scientific minds with the formulation of specific tasks and the mandatory exclusion of illiterate unauthorized persons.
        1. Scoun
          Scoun 30 November 2017 15: 07 New
          +6
          Quote: maxim947
          There is only one conclusion - we are far behind in this direction

          ++ we are very far behind in aircraft engines and are in the deep fifth point in electric motors (recently I searched all over the world for electric motors, the analogue of General Electric, I learned so much new) ...
          In general, it is deaf and we are in full memory of the batteries, even China has gone far ahead in terms of technology.
          1. Irokez
            Irokez 30 November 2017 16: 54 New
            0
            Well, not everything is as bad as it seems or google. The military commissar has many achievements, even superior to foreign ones, but the fact is that our country is not a frenzied commerce and therefore everything military either doesn’t show up or comes out when it is reinvented over the hill. Everything is almost secret with us and so that sometimes even the very necessary things in the national economy are not stolen, it is under the heading of secrecy.
            1. a.sirin
              a.sirin 30 November 2017 18: 10 New
              +1
              All of her is so bad - still worse than you think ...
              No, not like that: it's worse than you might think
            2. insular
              insular 1 December 2017 05: 12 New
              0
              Quote: Irokez
              there are many developments even superior to foreign ones

              Do you have access to information of such a level and you speak competently or did you suggest that such developments can not be?
              I mean, until recently, and even now, a lot of everything not imported has been going to the military commissariat, as it is now called and it's just silly to hope.
            3. DimerVladimer
              DimerVladimer 1 December 2017 12: 45 New
              +1
              Quote: Irokez
              Well, not everything is as bad as it seems or google. There are many developments in the military commissariat, even superior to foreign ones.


              Only for the military, this is often done piece by piece (non-mass production technologies) - with the corresponding overpriced, in no way working for the country's economy.
              The same high-precision air-to-surface missiles - all manually by hard workers in 3 shifts ...
              And the words "unique technologies" - and tonsils through w .. delete - also know how ...
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      2. Geisenberg
        Geisenberg 30 November 2017 14: 08 New
        +3
        Quote: ioan-e
        In the USSR, a plane with nuclear power plants flew, google.


        Googled himself why he stopped flying.
    2. Chertt
      Chertt 30 November 2017 14: 03 New
      +4
      My friend is a little afraid of flying, but if she finds out that she’s flying in a nuclear reactor ... lol
  2. Herculesic
    Herculesic 30 November 2017 14: 05 New
    +4
    It’s a kind of air zomwalt! Did they fly in a thunderstorm and with strong electric discharges (lightning) on ​​a demonstrator? But what about the weight, the case will not break? And what about magnetic fields, especially static ones? A beautiful statement, if we survive, see what reality will be!
    1. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 30 November 2017 14: 09 New
      0
      Quote: Herkulesich
      It’s a kind of air zomwalt! Did they fly in a thunderstorm and with strong electric discharges (lightning) on ​​a demonstrator? But what about the weight, the case will not break? And what about magnetic fields, especially static ones? A beautiful statement, if we survive, see what reality will be!


      We must start with something. Electric propulsion engines are being rolled back on the prototype for now. Then maybe after 300 years they will make a power plant for placement on an airplane.
  3. igordok
    igordok 30 November 2017 14: 07 New
    +3
    They said about the electric motor. And about the electric generator - no. What kind of generator?
    I doubt this system. Efficiency is spent on any energy conversion. And in addition, the electrical equipment weighs quite a bit.
    1. Mooh
      Mooh 30 November 2017 14: 24 New
      +1
      They are making a technology demonstrator and are ahead of time. No more and no less. It is useless to search for practical sense; it is not there. Scientific too. A purely solution to the technological issue of the production of a heavy duty fan :-)
    2. snc
      snc 30 November 2017 14: 24 New
      +1
      This is a flying laboratory in essence, so efficiency is not important there.
      The source of energy in the future will be some new battery or, more realistically, a hydrogen electrochemical converter.
      IMHO on hydrogen energy should be a national program, otherwise we’ll make out all the polymers again.
      1. Kelwin
        Kelwin 30 November 2017 22: 42 New
        +3
        Quote: snc
        hydrogen electrochemical converter

        Only hydrogen does not lie under our feet, and the process of its production requires both energy and infrastructure. Plus, it must also be stored safely. As for me, it’s better to fly kerosene while it’s there, than a hydrogen waffle will fall on my head. hi
    3. Romario_Argo
      Romario_Argo 30 November 2017 14: 44 New
      0
      The Koreans will again experience something like a neutron bomb under 10 Mt, that the electromagnetic pulse will go around the ball a couple of times, and all over the world all the liners get especially on electric
      conventional engines at least restart possible
    4. askort154
      askort154 30 November 2017 14: 49 New
      +3
      igordok ....Pro about the electric motor said. And about the electric generator - no. What kind of generator?

      Yeah, an electric motor of 2000 kW. by plane ?!. It is hard to imagine. Although life shows that unattainable for one generation, it becomes a reality after several generations. Siemens is a serious “electrician,” he doesn’t throw words into the wind. Once we did not believe in microelectronics, now we bite our elbows.
      1. Azim77
        Azim77 30 November 2017 15: 40 New
        +1
        If successfully implemented, then these projects with electric motors will become quite cost-effective and relevant:

    5. Igor V
      Igor V 2 December 2017 00: 10 New
      +1
      Quote: igordok
      They said about the electric motor. And about the electric generator - no. What kind of generator?
      I doubt this system. Efficiency is spent on any energy conversion. And in addition, the electrical equipment weighs quite a bit.

      In the 30s B.E. Chertok, future deputy. Koroleva, tried to transfer the power of the aircraft into 3 phases, then to power the electric motors. Designed equipment grew like a snowball. Employees began to seriously fear for the strength of the floor (the laboratory was on the second floor). In the end, work had to be stopped due to the large mass of equipment. A plane would hardly wear itself. Now technology has changed, superconductivity, again. So the ideas of Boris Efimovich can materialize.
  4. New_grey
    New_grey 30 November 2017 16: 03 New
    +1
    What is the highlight - an airplane with an electric motor? Who will explain? Due to what traction? Screws? As for nuclear aircraft - not a single aircraft will remain in the sky, everyone will land. The question remains: how? Some are regular, others by the will of heaven. And it seems that atomic steel birds will also be no exception.
  5. prior
    prior 30 November 2017 16: 26 New
    +3
    Interesting ! Where are they extending to him an extension cord with a cable?
    1. igordok
      igordok 30 November 2017 18: 37 New
      +1
      Quote: prior
      Interesting ! Where are they extending to him an extension cord with a cable?

      They will fly along the radius.
  6. NordUral
    NordUral 30 November 2017 17: 32 New
    0
    Dust in the eyes.
  7. NF68
    NF68 30 November 2017 23: 05 New
    +1
    Will the generator generating electricity for the electric motors of this aircraft work by driving the Chinese 200-250 pedals?
    1. sharp-lad
      sharp-lad 1 December 2017 00: 56 New
      0
      A trained person can generate + - 0.3 kW of energy for a long time, 250 * 0.3 = 75 kW - it will not be enough! 2000: 0.3 = 6666 Chinese - a dilemma, such a number of Chinese cannot be lifted into the air with the help of a 2 megawatt electric motor. lol
  8. fa2998
    fa2998 1 December 2017 06: 02 New
    +1
    Quote: igordok
    They said about the electric motor. And about the electric generator - no. What kind of generator?
    I doubt this system. Efficiency is spent on any energy conversion. And in addition, the electrical equipment weighs quite a bit.

    The generator must be driven by some ENGINE! So somewhere in the plane of the electric motor and generator there must still be an additional engine!
    And no one canceled the efficiency! lol hi
  9. ioan-e
    ioan-e 4 December 2017 13: 52 New
    +1
    Quote: maxim947
    I agree, only we have school education "in a tailspin." The volume is shoved by children big, but it’s of little use! We must return to the Soviet system of education and move away from the Bologna. We should prepare specialists for ourselves, and not to the west.

    I agree, only we have school education "in a tailspin." The volume is shoved by children big, but it’s of little use! We must return to the Soviet system of education and move away from the Bologna. We should prepare specialists for ourselves, and not to the west.