First Flight By 'Spirit of Innovation' All-Electric Aircraft Rolls Royce has announced that the 'Spirit of Innovation' aircraft made its maiden flight. This aircraft is an all-electric aircraft but one that has the most densely power-packed battery setup of any all-electric aircraft. This has big-implications for electric aircraft going-forward. Warren East, CEO, Rolls-Royce said, "The first flight of the 'Spirit of Innovation' is a great achievement for the ACCEL team and Rolls-Royce. We are focused on producing the technology breakthroughs society needs to decarbonize transport across air, land and sea, and capture the economic opportunity of the transition to net zero. This is not only about breaking a world record; the advanced battery and propulsion technology developed for this programme has exciting applications for the Urban Air Mobility market and can help make 'jet zero' a reality."