Rolls-Royce Completes Ground Testing For ACCEL Electric Aircraft 

Full-scale replica ionBird was used to prove ACCEL's electric powertrain.
Credit: Rolls-Royce
LONDON—Rolls-Royce completed ground testing of the electric systems which will power its ACCEL all-electric aircraft. The engine-maker said it used a full-scale replica of the aircraft, named the ionBird, to prove the electric powertrain, which will generate the equivalent of 500 hp at full power...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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