Airbus and Rolls-Royce are on track to start modifying a Bae 146/RJ100 airliner into the E-Fan X hybrid-electric demonstrator in 2020 as the engine maker assumes a greater role following its recent acquisition of Siemens’ eAircraft unit, a former partner in the project. Siemens, which developed the electric drivetrain for the demonstrator, had already reverted to becoming a supplier to the demonstrator project when Rolls purchased the German company’s electric propulsion ...

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