Rolls Leads German Hybrid-electric Demonstrator Rolls-Royce is to lead development of a hybrid-electric flight demonstrator with funding from the German state of Brandenburg. The distributed-propulsion testbed will be based on an aircraft designed by APUS, the i-5. APUS is an aviation engineering company based in Strausberg, Germany. The three-year project will demonstrate hybrid-electric technology—based on Rolls’ M250 turboshaft engine—that could be used across a range ...

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