Rolls-Royce ‘Excited’ By Electric Regional Market

Rolls-Royce has become the first of the Big Three large engine-makers to reveal active studies of electric propulsion systems for a potential new generation of low-cost small regional airliners that could be developed in the 2020s.

“We are starting to examine whether regional aviation is going to go through a major change as a result of this technology,” says Paul Stein, chief technology officer at Rolls-Royce. “If we can take off and land an aircraft on a very short …

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