In this infographic we explore research into the development of electric aircraft at the Whittle Laboratory. Companies have been working together to combine many different engineering disciplines into the design of this electric jet engine. The first prototype will be tested before the end of 2022 and the first commercial flights carrying passengers could occur by 2027.
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