Frequent flyers may travel by electric airplanes in the future, Amit Gupta, the chief of Rolls-Royce Electricals, Rolls-Royce-Singapore, said recently at a programme hosted by Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
Addressing the engineering students of AMU in a programme hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Gupta said that the possibility of travelling by electric aircrafts was likely to become a reality with aerospace company Rolls-Royce Holdings gradually gaining ground in the buzzy market for electric aviation.
“Since air travel and cargo is currently the most carbon intensive activity, there is a pressing need for operating aircrafts with more electrical power as a way to achieve sustainable development,” said Gupta.
He discussed how Rolls-Royce is developing, testing, and innovating technologies and systems together with partners to create the electric propulsion and energy systems for tomorrow. He also shared information about projects for future aircrafts.
Gupta talked about the potential of electric flight and the need for sustainable technologies that can become part of daily lives.
“Rolls-Royce Holdings is proud of its projects for cleaner and greener aircrafts, which will allow people to fly as they do now, but in a way that cuts emissions,” he said.
Pervez Mustajab, dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, stressed the collaboration of industry and academia in achieving a sustainable future.
MM Sufyan Beg, principal, Zakir Hussain College of Engineering and Technology, delivered the welcome address and spoke on the history of the engineering college.
Sarosh Umar, coordinator, Institute-Industry Partnership Cell (IIPC), gave an overview of the IIPC's objectives and mission and deliberated the importance of engaging with industry experts.
Convener of the programme, Mohd Tariq from the Department of Electrical Engineering extended the vote of thanks.