Embraer, Shireiøe and Rolls-Royce have announced plans to study a zero-emission regional concept aircraft. The 12-month collaborative study – in the context of previous competitive research and development – will examine passengers ’requirements to stay connected in the world after COVID-19, but do so sustainably and seek to accelerate knowledge of the technologies needed for this transition. Such technologies will allow national governments to continue to maintain passenger mobility while reusing most of the existing infrastructure in a more sustainable way.
Advances in research can make clean and renewable energy a major factor in the new era of regional aviation, and the three companies will share their shared in-depth knowledge of aircraft design, market demand, operation and engines to further develop their understanding of zero-emission technology and how they can be developed and applied to future regional aircraft. Among other topics, the study will cover a wide range of applications for new motion technologies to explore a number of potential solutions – including fully electric aircraft with hydrogen fuel cells or aircraft with gas turbines.
https://www.avitrader.com/2022/02/18/embraer-wideroe-and-rolls-royce-to-research-innovative-technologies-for-sustainable-regional-aircraft/ Embraer, Widerøe and Rolls-Royce explore innovative technologies for sustainable regional aircraft