The all-electric Cri-Cri, jointly developed by EADS, Aero Composites Saintonge and the Green Cri-Cri Assn., made its first flight at Le Bourget last month. It is the first four-engine all-electric aerobatic aircraft and was first shown at the Green Aviation Show at Le Bourget in June. According to pilot Didier Esteyne, the takeoff and climb were smooth with no vibrations and maneuverability was excellent. “This aircraft flies very smoothly, much more quietly than a plane with ...

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