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Rolls-Royce says its all-electric aircraft ‘is world’s fastest’

BBC News

November 20, 2021

Rolls-Royce believes its Spirit of Innovation plane could be the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft.

The firm – whose aerospace headquarters are based in Derby – said the plane reached a top speed of 387.4 mph (623 km/h) during test runs at an experimental aircraft testing site.

It is thought to have set new World Records over three different distances.

The figures have been sent to the World Air Sports Federation for verification.

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