Rolls-Royce has acquired the German Siemens units eAircraft for the production of engines for electronic and hybrid aircraft, according to air transport observer.
According to the publication, a specified Department, with offices Germany and Hungary, engaged in the development of propeller systems for the Israeli electric nine-seater passenger aircraft Eviation Alice and hybrid regional electroanalyt Airbus E-Fan X.
The deal should be completed by the end of 2019. As Aviation Week notes, by its terms, the entire team of this division of 180 employees will be integrated into the newly created office of electric products Rolls-Royce.
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