FILE PHOTO: Rolls-Royce logo is seen at the company’s aerospace engineering and in the development of the site in Bristol, england, December 17, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo
LONDON (Reuters) – British engineering company Rolls-Royce, gave a first hand look at a one-person electric aircraft on Thursday, is hoping to fly in the late Spring of the following year, and has grown to become the world’s fastest electric aircraft.
With the growing concern over climate change, coupled with the recent spread of the “flight-shaming” movement on social media, and it is a commitment made by the aviation industry to cut carbon emissions, the airline’s desire to move forward on the electric-flying technology.
The aviation industry is responsible for 2% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and the number of passengers is growing, but it is zero-carbon, long-haul planes carrying hundreds of people was still decades away, air transport, according to the experts in the field.
Rolls-Royce unveils electric airplane, which has been in the building and partners with YASA and Electroflight, and the others, and that will be the focus at a speed of over 300 km per hour, in an aircraft hangar in Gloucestershire, western England.
It is white with a blue trim and a round neckline, in which the electric motor technology that is behind the propeller on the tapered tip of your nose.
In the name of ACCEL, a 6.5 million-pound ($8.5 million) have the most power-dense battery ever made for an aircraft, Rolls-Royce said it will offer enough fuel to fly a 200-mile (320-km), the distance between London and Paris on a single charge.
In the next few months, the engineers will begin to integrate the electric propulsion system into the airframe for a first flight by an experienced pilot in the late Spring of the 2020, at a location yet to be determined, but it may be in the rural areas of Wales.
Earlier this month, in Canada, one of the world’s first all-electric commercial flight took off, and flew for 15 minutes, but some of the attempts have been less successful, as well as a battery-powered aircraft, an emergency-landing in Norway in the month of August.
Aircraft makers, Boeing and Airbus are both working on electric planes, say the experts, while the Rolls-Royce purchased the Siemens eAircraft), a leading developer of electric and hybrid-electric propulsion systems for aircraft and, in the month of June.
Reporting by Sarah Young; editing by Stephen Addison