Nov 28, 2017

Firms team up on hybrid electric plane technology

Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens are to develop hybrid electric engine plane technology as part of a push towards cleaner aviation. The E-Fan X programme will first put an electric engine with three jet engines on a BAe 146 aircraft. Firms are racing to develop electric engines for planes after pressure from the EU to cut aviation pollution. The firms are developing hybrid technology because fully electric commercial flights are currently out of reach, a spokeswoman said. Other firms are also working on commercial passenger electric plane flight.

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