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  • Dufour aEro 2 in the Alps

    Dufour Unveils electric VTOL tiltwing

    On March 7, 2018, Zurich, Switzerland-based Dufour Aerospace announced the development of its latest aircraft, the aEro 2. Building on the success of its aEro 1 fully-electric aerobatic plane — which first flew in June 2016 — the aEro 2 is a modular hybrid-electric VTOL.

    The two-seat Dufour aEro 2 tiltwing is designed to cruise at speeds of up to 173 kt (320 km/h) in wingborne flight. In its fully electric configuration, the aEro 2 has a range of 65 nm (120 km) but an optional...

  • Dufour aEro 2 in the Alps

    Dufour aEro 2

    aEro 2
    Dufour Aerospace
    Visp, Switzerland
    dufour.aero

    Dufour Aerospace announced on March 7, 2018 that it was developing a tilt-wing eVTOL called the "aEro2." The company stated that the aEro2 would build on the success of its aEro 1 electric CTOL aerobatic plane. The eVTOL aEro2 will use a modular hybrid-electric power system.

    The company says "Our aircraft uses a proven tilt-wing design concept which keeps the wings constantly under airflow and therefore offers...