Rolls-Royce to Build Electric Propulsion System for VA-X4 eVTOL Aircraft Written 10 March 2021


VA-1X | Credit: Vertical Aerospace Ltd

Aviation Today reports that Rolls-Royce announced Tuesday that it is building an electric propulsion system for Vertical Aerospace’s VA-X4 electrical vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The system will include the Rolls-Royce 100kw-class lift-and-push electrical propulsion units and its power distribution and monitoring system. The VA-X4 will conduct a flight test this year and start remotely piloted demonstrator flights beginning in September. The first test flights will use a different propulsion system, but the final certified aircraft will use the system Rolls-Royce is developing.
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