Latest News | 23 February 2022

Rolls-Royce to take part in zero-emissions study

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Rolls-Royce is to join a study involving conceptual zero-emission regional aircraft.

The engineering giant, which has its civil aerospace division in Derby, is joining Embraer and Wideroe for the 12-month cooperation study, which will look at sustainable technologies for passenger aircraft.

The three companies will share their combined knowledge of aircraft design, market demand, operations and propulsion solutions to further develop their understanding of zero-emission technologies and how they can be matured and applied to future regional aircraft.

Among other topics, the study will cover a range of applications for new propulsion technologies and examine a range of potential solutions – including all-electric, hydrogen fuel cell or hydrogen-fuelled gas turbine powered aircraft.

Chris Cholerton, president of civil aerospace at Rolls-Royce, said: “This is an exciting project which will shape our thinking on solutions for net-zero regional operation.

“As pioneers of power, this is the kind of engineering challenge that we relish.

“We have an excellent working relationship with both Embraer and Wideroe and look forward to deepening our collaboration.”

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