Rolls-Royce believes that its "Spirit of Innovation" aircraft may be the fastest all-electric aircraft in the world. The company said that in In the test operation of an experimental aircraft test site, the top speed of the aircraft reached 387.4 mph (623 km/h).

Global Trends learned that the test flight took place at Boscombe Down in Amesbury, Wiltshire on November 16. The top speed was achieved by the test pilot and director of flight operations, Phill O'Dell, who said: "This is the highlight of my career and an incredible achievement for the entire team."

Rolls-Royce stated that the "spirit of innovation" was 132 mph (213.04 km/h) faster than the previous record set by the Extra 330 LE aerobatic aircraft powered by Siemens eAircraft in 2017, and it took 202 seconds. It broke the fastest time to climb to 9842.52 feet (3000 meters).

The aircraft uses a 400-kilowatt electric power system, which is equivalent to a 535-horsepower super sports car.

Rolls-Royce said the aircraft also has the largest power density propulsion battery pack ever assembled in the aerospace industry, enough to charge 7,500 mobile phones.

Rolls-Royce hopes that the Federation of International Aviation (FAI) will certify these results and formally confirm them as new world records in the near future.
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