Rolls-Royce Branches Out Amid Troubles

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In 2017, Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens began collaborating to fly a hybrid-electric engine on a BAE 146 test aircraft in 2020.

Rolls-Royce was responsible for the turbo-shaft engine, two megawatt generator and power electronics, while Siemens covered the two-megawatt electric motors and their power electronic control unit, as well as the inverter, DC/DC converter and power distribution system.

Watson reflects Rolls-Royce’s stated view that propulsion for “smaller” aircraft will switch to electric, while “larger” aircraft might gradually transfer to hybrid turbofan-electric solutions.

Collected and summarized from the source below by Minh Pham