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Rolls Royce readying electric aircraft for speed record this spring

A release came out in the dying days before Christmas about a world record speed attempt for an electric aircraft, built by jet engine maker, Rolls Royce. It has issued this release before, or something like it, about a year ago, and promises to make it come true this spring. The aircraft is a combined effort with Rolls Royce taking overall management control and an electric drive chain provided by Oxford based Yasa, and aviation start-up Electroflight. Rolls Royce has been at this a while, and has its own Accel initiative (Accelerating the Electrification of Flight) division in partnership with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and Innovate UK. Half of the funding is provided by the Aerospace…

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