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Rolls-Royce to develop aviation energy storage technology

Rolls-Royce is entering new aviation markets to pioneer sustainable power and as part of that mission we will be developing energy storage systems (ESS) that will enable aircraft to undertake zero emissions flights of over 100 miles on a single charge. In order to deliver this ground-breaking technology, the company is planning an £80m investment in ESS over the next decade, that will create around 300 jobs by 2030 and strengthen its position as the leading supplier of all-electric and hybrid-electric power and propulsion systems for aviation. Aerospace-certified ESS solutions from Rolls-Royce will power electric and hybrid-electric propulsion systems for eVTOLs (electric vertical takeoff and landing) in the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market and fixed-wing aircraft, with up to 19 seats, in the commuter market. By 2035, Rolls-Royce is planning to integrate more than five million battery cells per annum into modular systems. These modules will deliver market-leading energy density levels.

How Air Traffic Control Works To Keep Aircraft Flying Safely

 Controllers are in touch with pilots at all times, with communication between the ground and the pilot absolutely essential. Trained pilots rely on this information to a significant extent, even though they are also trained to fly aircraft off instruments alone as a failsafe mechanism. Nonetheless, this is significantly trickier than flying via collaboration with air traffic control. In order to ensure that aircraft behave predictably, the flight paths of aircraft are filed with air traffic control. This enables the controllers to follow aircraft more easily, and pilots will rapidly be contacted if a plane veers off its expected flight path, or is seen to be behaving erratically. Every aspect of a flight is already decided before the plane takes off; for example, commercial flights are all assigned designated runways ahead of their destination. All flight plans held by air traffic controllers and the computerized system include: *Airline name and flight number *Type of aircraft and eq