Rolls Royce’s All Electric Plane Completes Its First Flight

Rolls-Royce completed the first flight of its all-electric aircraft this week. The United Kingdom-based aerospace powerhouse shared on Thursday that ‘Spirit of Innovation’ hit the air backed by its 400kW (500+hp) electric powertrain.

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Yeah saw something on YT about this in the morning

I think the design looks a bit weird it seems to me there is little room for a person. and its a electric so its a no from me. I was reading the comments of another YT video regarding this aircraft and they were talking about safety. Nothing to do with batteries on an aircraft looks safe to me. :man_shrugging: