Rolls-Royce is joining forces to cooperate with Airbus and Siemens to build a hybrid aircraft with them. The hybrid device to hold up to a hundred passengers.

Siemens and Airbus are approaching their goal of developing a narrow-body aircraft with a 20 to 40-megawatt electric engine.

Rolls-Royce now has the task of developing a two-megawatt electric motor for the aircraft, according to the insiders who do not want to be named. The partnership could be officially announced in the coming days.

Step by step, Siemens and Airbus are approaching their goal of developing a narrow-body aircraft with a 20 to 40-megawatt electric engine. In 2017, Siemens already presented a smaller aircraft with a 60 kilowatt drive.

The two companies originally aimed to build an electric two-seater designed for flying schools and private pilots.

Siemens, Airbus, and Rolls-Royce did not want to comment on the cooperation so far.