The revolutionary Rolls-Royce Spirit of Innovation aircraft signals a huge step forward in the global transition to cleaner forms of flight. “We are focused on producing the technology breakthroughs society needs to de-carbonize transport across air, land and sea,” says Rolls-Royce CEO Warren East. “The advanced battery and propulsion technology developed for this program has exciting applications for the Urban Air Mobility market and can help make ‘jet zero’ a reality.” The winged EV is powered by a 400 kW powertrain that produces over 500 hp and can reach an altitude of just under 10,000 ft. in 202 seconds. It has hit a top speed of 387.4 mph, which just may be the fastest speed of any electronic vehicle on the planet. Rolls-Royce is currently working with Widerøe, the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, to deliver an all-electric passenger aircraft for the commuter market in 2026; Rolls-Royce.com.
Highlighted by one of the most tragic tenor arias of all time “Vesti la giubba,” the original “Tears of a Clown,” Florida Grand Opera’s presentation of Ruggero Leoncavallo’s I pagliacci is a not-to-be missed tour de force.
Step into a world where interior and exterior spaces meld to create a harmonious symphony of design, architecture and functional aesthetics that redefines spaces and leaves a lasting impact. Introducing a curated collection of DESIGN MINDS — industry leaders from some of South Florida’s top design firms who showcase their sources of inspiration and secrets to success.