Late in 2021, Rolls Royce’s Spirit of Innovation project led to a new airspeed record for an electrically powered aircraft. RR Spirit of Innovation Press Release. In this talk, CAA and Rolls Royce talk about the challenges they needed to overcome to make this happen and what this tells them about the challenges to be overcome if this technology is to be adopted for widespread use in commercial aviation. This should help ANC to have a conversation about what regulatory environment might be needed in the future and what steps may be needed to safely introduce this technology.
our speakers are:
David Malins, Head of Airworthiness at UKCAA
Jon Wandless, Director of Airworthiness and Quality, Civil Aerospace at Rolls-Royce plc
Phill O’Dell, Director of Flight Operations at Rolls-Royce plc
Ash Owen, Chief Engineer at Rolls-Royce plc