Aero-engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce is hoping to make its mark on the electric aircraft speed record by breaking the 300-mph barrier in 2020. Better known for its widebody airliner engines, the company is championing electric flight through developments such as the E-fan demonstrator, working with Airbus and Siemens on a hybrid-electric propulsion system on an Avro RJ100 regional airliner testbed. Rolls-Royce, Electroflight and YASA team will use Sharp Nemesis NXT racing aircraft as ...

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