Looking for a used or new machine tool?
1,000s to choose from
Machinery-Locator
Ceratizit MPU Mills CNC MPU 2021 Hurco MPU Excel MPU lathe XYZ Machine Tools MPU

Machinery-Locator
The online search from the pages of Machinery Market.

IKEGAI ANC 130FM
This IKEGAI ANC 130FM Floor Boring Machine tool was rebuilt and retrofit in 2017 in Japan by IKEGAI
This IKEGAI ANC 130FM Floor Boring Machine tool was rebuilt and retrofit in 2017 in Japan by IKEGAI ...
GINDUMAC GmbH

Be seen in all the right places!

Intermach 2021 MTA Vietnam 2021 Manufacturing Surabaya 2021 ITM Industry Europe 2021 TCT 3SIXTY Manufacturing & Supply Chain Expo Manufacturing Indonesia 2021 Manufacturing Supply Chain Expo 2022 FITMA 2022 MACH 2022

Rolls-Royce and Widerøe in joint research project

Posted on 10 Oct 2019 and read 1229 times
Rolls-Royce and Widerøe in joint research projectLeading industrial technology company Rolls-Royce (www.Rolls-Royce.com)and Widerøe (the largest regional airline in Scandinavia) have launched a joint research programme on zero-emission aviation.

The programme is part of the airline’s ambition to replace and electrify its regional fleet of 30-plus planes by 2030. The news was announced at a Clean Aerospace event at the British Embassy in Oslo, Norway.


The aim of the programme is to develop an electrical-aircraft concept to not only fulfil the Norwegian ambition of zero emissions by 2030 but also replace Widerøe’s legacy fleet of regional aircraft world-wide.

Rolls-Royce will use its in-depth electrical and systems design expertise to help advise on all elements of the project.

The initial phase, which involves operational studies and concept proofing, is already underway, with teams in Norway and the UK working closely together on a daily basis.

The Norwegian government has announced ambitious goals for the aviation industry, aiming for emission-free domestic aviation by 2040.

Widerøe’s research is being supported by the Norwegian government, Innovation Norway, and the Minister of Climate and Environment — Ola Elvestuen — who has on several occasions highlighted the suitability of the Norwegian STOL (short take-off and landing) network as a test bench for the development of zero-emission aircraft.

He said: “Our major short-runway network of local flights in the coastal and northern parts of the country is ideal for electrification, and our abundant access to clean electricity means this is an opportunity we cannot miss.

“We are determined to show the world that this is possible, and many will be surprised at how fast it will happen.”

Widerøe managers have been travelling the world to partner with suppliers that can build the zero-emission aircraft they need to replace their Dash8 fleet.

Andreas Aks, chief strategy officer at Widerøe, said: “We are aiming to have emission-free commercial flights in the air by 2030.

Partnering with Rolls-Royce for this research programme puts us one step closer to reaching that goal.”

Rolls-Royce already has a high-tech electrical research facility based in the Norwegian city of Trondheim, employing
a group of people dedicated to finding solutions for emission-free aviation; they are taking part in this initiative.