Long-haul flights on electric planes 'decades' away, Rolls-Royce admits 1

Long-haul flights on electric planes ‘decades’ away, Rolls-Royce admits

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Long-haul passenger flights on all-electric planes are still ‘decades’ away, RollsRoyce admits


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Trailblazing: Rolls-Royce’s all-electric plane Spirit of Innovation

Trailblazing: Rolls-Royce’s all-electric plane Spirit of Innovation

Long-haul passenger flights on all-electric planes are still ‘decades’ away, the boss of RollsRoyce has admitted. 

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Warren East told The Mail on Sunday that smaller aircraft travelling ‘a few hundred miles’ were likely to take paying passengers by the middle of this decade. 

However, he added: ‘For long-haul international [the low carbon alternative] is synthetic aviation fuel for the next couple of decades.’ 

The aero-engine supplier is aiding the development of electric aircraft and its Spirit of Innovation craft set the world all-electric airspeed record at 387.4mph. 

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