French Firm Makes Electric Helo Flight

 - December 5, 2011, 5:10 AM

Solution F, a company based near Aix-en-Provence, France, claims to have made the first flight of a manned, electrically powered helicopter with on-board batteries. It took off on August 12, maintaining a hover for two minutes and 10 seconds. The project leader was engineer and helicopter pilot Pascal Chrétien.