Rolls-Royce has acquired the electric aircraft propulsion activities of Siemens. The British engine-maker says the buy will further its aircraft electrification strategy. With 180 employees in Germany and Hungary, eAircraft, the former Siemens unit, is developing a range of electric motors, including working with Rolls on the 2-megawatt hybrid-electric propulsion system for Airbus’ E-Fan X regional aircraft demonstrator. That aircraft is planned to fly in 2021. Siemens also worked with ...

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