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Electric Aircraft Makers Eye Take-Off in Japan – Nikkei Asia

Rolls Royce is tying up with the aerospace industry to build aircraft and vehicles that are powered by its electric propulsion systems


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A range of companies, including Rolls Royce, is looking to tap robust demand for urban mobility in Japan by rolling out electric aircraft, Nikkei Asia reported.

Rolls Royce is tying up with the aerospace industry to build aircraft and vehicles that are powered by its electric propulsion systems for vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL), the report said, adding that the company has set 2025 for manufacturers to begin installing the system.

 

Read the full report: Nikkei Asia.

 

 

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Sean O'Meara

Sean O'Meara is an Editor at Asia Financial. He has been a newspaper man for more than 30 years, working at local, regional and national titles in the UK as a writer, sub-editor, page designer and print editor. A football, cricket and rugby fan, he has a particular interest in sports finance.

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