Rolls-Royce: Electric aircraft are going to 'transform' aero transport designed and production

1 April, 2019

Rolls-Royce Electrical deputy director Dr Mike Mekhiche reported the "electrification" of commercial aircraft is "one of the most exciting developments in aviation since the birth of the jumbo jet" and it is Rolls-Royce's intent to "be at the forefront of developing innovative propulsion systems to meet the needs of the next chapter in aviation" (, 28-Mar-2019). According to Dr Mekhiche, the development of electric propulsion is "going to transform the way aero transport is designed and produced, reducing the time required to travel, revolutionising cargo delivery and changing the way we design our cities and infrastructure".