Today Rolls Royce electrical announced that they will supply the propulsion and lift system for Vertical Aerospace’s VX-4X eVTOL.
Rolls-Royce will design the system architecture of the whole electrical propulsion system, the electric power system that includes their latest 100kW-class lift and push electrical propulsion units, the power distribution and the monitoring system that will support operations.
The startup from South Burlington, Vermont, USA (www.beta.team) presented this prototype earlier this month. The aircraft looks a bit like a cross bread between a conventional helicopter, a fixed wing aircraft and some other existing lift and cruise designs.
They did fly their first eVTOL Prototype in 2018 based on a modified Fixed Wing Aircraft.
Rolls-Royce Electrical it’s record winning electric Extra 300 at this years EXPO at the anniversary of German unification in Potsdam. Rolls-Royce Germany located in Brandenburg highlight the electric aircraft propulsion development as core part of it’s future strategy.
Brandenburgs prime minister Dietmar Woidke (left) and Rolls Royce Managing Director Alastair McIntosh (right) on the prop of the e-Extra 300 at the opening of the expo in Potsdam.
With a digital conference EASA wants to highlight the SC VTOL topic from the EUROPEAN ROTORS show in November 2020 in Cologne. David Solar – EASA’s head of the VTOL department exlaines latest updates on new regulations for eVTOLs and the evolution of the EASA #Rotorcraft symposium to the #europeanrotors event in Cologne. #flightsafety#easa
Willi Tacke e-flight Journal
David Solar, EASA
Peter Möller, EHA
Jan-Hendrik Boelens, Volocopter
Frédéric Bruder, ADAC Luftrettung
Tobias Bretzel, Messe Friedrichshafen (organizer EUROPEAN ROTORS)
The Rotorcraft and VTOL Symposium of EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) gathers the industry to promote safety and to receive updates on new technologies and regulations. This year´s symposium will take place as a part of EUROPEAN ROTORS.
No AERO, no Oshkosh, no Blois: the new e-flight-Journal not only gives an overview on what is going on in the scene but also created a new opportunity to get direct information from the leaders of the scene manufacturers as well as suppliers and authorities.
AERO 2020 was canceled due to the corona virus, but the conferences of the e-flight-expo which has been a highlight of the conference program in the last 10 years has been realized as online panel discussions.
The e-online panel discussion (eOPD) with participants from leading companies around the world like Airbus, Rolls Royce, Uber and Volocopter has meen realized as zoom online conferences. The first panels were started on April 1, 2020, exactly at the same time that the real AERO Friedrichshafen would have started.
4-5 participants gave a short presentation in each panel, followed by a discussion with the participants. Each panel lasts approximately 50-60 minutes. More on www.aero-expo.com
Joby Aviation founder and CEO JoeBen Bevrit presented interesting details of his company at the Transformative Vertical Flight 2020 dinner. More info inside the new e-flight-Journal.pdf file in an Interview of Willi Tacke with JoeBen Bevrit.