September 24, 2021

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Rolls-Royce generator delivered for most powerful hybrid-electric propulsion system in aerospace

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The generator that will be at the heart of the most impressive hybrid-electrical aero electricity and propulsion technique in aerospace has arrived for installation at our professional testbed.

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The generator, and relevant electrical power electronics, was shipped to the newly-renovated Testbed 108 in Bristol, United kingdom, from the Rolls-Royce facility in Trondheim, Norway, having finished an intensive development take a look at programme. It will kind element of the 2.5 megawatt (MW) Electricity Generation Technique 1 (PGS1) demonstrator programme, for future regional plane. In addition to hybrid-electric propulsion, the generator could also be applied as element of a “more-electric” method for larger plane or in just future ground or maritime applications.

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PGS1 kinds an vital element of our sustainability method, which incorporates establishing ground breaking electrical electric power and propulsion units.

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Rolls-Royce has presently examined the AE2100 motor factor, specialist controls and thermal administration process at Testbed 108.

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Adam Newman, Main Structure Engineer, Aviation Futures, Rolls-Royce, mentioned: “We are excited to carry the generator to our new testbed and start out completely integrating PGS1. This is a critical milestone in the programme, bringing together the get the job done of teams in the Uk and Norway who have labored so difficult to get us to this position. It is a great privilege to be concerned in such essential perform – creating progressive electrical energy systems is section of our sustainability method for the foreseeable future.

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“Our generator is about the measurement of a beer keg but it demands to develop sufficient electrical power to continually ability close to 2,500 residences – that is breaking new floor in conditions of what is physically possible. On completion of screening, we will have a foundation for megawatt-level electric power for foreseeable future hybrid aircraft.”

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Both equally Testbed 108 and PGS1 have been supported by the British isles Aerospace Engineering Institute’s MegaFlight venture, while the 2.5MW electrical generator, motor and electric power electronics structure, make and testing in Trondheim has been supported by the EU Clean up Sky 2 programme.

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Photos of PGS1 are available at: https://www.flickr.com/pictures/rolls-royceplc/albums/72157719580985527

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About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

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  1. Rolls-Royce pioneers the ability that matters to link, electric power and secure modern society. We have pledged to achieve internet zero greenhouse fuel emissions in our functions by 2030. We joined the UN Race to Zero marketing campaign in 2020, and have fully commited to guaranteeing our new items will be suitable with web zero operation by 2030, and all merchandise will be appropriate with net zero by 2050.
  2. Rolls-Royce has shoppers in a lot more than 150 nations around the world, comprising much more than 400 airlines and leasing buyers, 160 armed forces and navies, and a lot more than 5,000 electricity and nuclear shoppers.
  3. Annual underlying income was £11.76 billion in 2020 and we invested £1.25 billion on study and development. We also guidance a international network of 28 University Technologies Centres, which situation Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific investigate.
  4. Rolls-Royce Holdings plc is a publicly traded organization (LSE:RR., ADR: RYCEY, LEI: 213800EC7997ZBLZJH69).

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