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    The Fastest Flying VP-X an All-Electric Aircraft!

    We at Astronics AES were recently made aware of a very exciting endeavor in the form of a partnership between Electroflight and Rolls-Royce by their efforts to build the world’s fastest electric airplane.

    The airframe, based on the Nemesis NXT, is completely electric for propulsion, and solid state for aircraft systems. They are calling the program ACCEL, short for ‘Accelerating the Electrification of Flight’. With a targeted top speed of 300 mph, this will be a scorchingly fast airplane, and with a VP-X on-board, will certainly be one of the fastest Vertical Power systems to cross the sky.

    The VP-X was chosen for its light weight and solid-state reliability, as well as for the valuable information the VP-X provides to the pilot through the dedicated page on the EFIS.

    We are super excited to watch the events as they unfold and wish Electroflight and Rolls-Royce the very best in the effort to build the world’s fastest electric airplane. Check out the links below for all the information and latest news.

    Electroflight and ACCEL

    ACCEL: Accelerating the Electrification of Flight