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PHOTO CAPTION: Rui Xiang RX1E resembles earlier Yuneec’s E430.

First Electric Airplane Ready to Take-Off in China

The company plans to reach an annual production of 100 RX1E within three years and see demand for the 1 million yuan two-seat electric airplane reach at least 1,000 units for the China market.

Published: 15-Nov-2014

China is set to soon put its indigenously developed two-seater electric plane into mass production, media reported Friday.

Huge markets are expected for the versatile, eco-friendly plane RX1E, according to a report in the China Daily.

"The RX1E is scheduled to receive its airworthiness certificate from the Civil Aviation Administration of China before the end of this year, with production expected to start next year," Yang Fengtian, an academic at the Chinese Academy of Engineering, told China Daily at the 10th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, commonly known as Airshow China, in Zhuhai, Guangdong province.

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