Concerned its industry is late to the trend toward electrification of aircraft, the UK government is supporting a £26 million ($35 million) research program to develop more-electric systems for a range of platform types. Moving from hydraulic and pneumatic systems to electric power enables more efficient use of energy and can reduce fuel burn. Not all aircraft will be as more-electric as Boeing’s pioneering 787, but the electrification trend is set to continue and UK industry, ...

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