Airbus ZEROe
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Airbus unveils hydrogen fuel cell engine plans

Airbus has revealed plans for its hydrogen fuel cell-powered aero engine that could power its zero-emissions aircraft into service as soon as 2035. Named ZEROe, the turboprop engine will use hydrogen fuel cells to create electricity powering the engines and will be tested on an Airbus A380 test aircraft (MSN1) [read more]

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GKN says Hydrogen powered aviation can be scaled up quicker than thought

Hydrogen electric propulsion technology for aircraft could be scaled up quicker than originally thought according to Max Brown, Vice-President of Technology at GKN Aerospace. The aviation industry is striving towards net zero and the demand for zero-emissions flights is driving the technological research into hydrogen power which is expected to [read more]

Rolls-Royce AE2100
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Rolls-Royce set for Hydrogen fuelled engine test

Rolls-Royce has said that they are ready to begin carrying out ground tests on the first hydrogen-fuelled AE2100 aero engine as part of its race to net zero programme. Working in conjunction with low-cost carrier easyJet, Rolls-Royce is exploring hydrogen as a future fuel for aviation replacing conventional fossil fuels. [read more]

Airbus increases hydrogen innovation with UK centre
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Airbus increases hydrogen innovation with UK centre

Airbus is launching the Zero Emissions Development Centre (ZEDC) to strengthen its presence in the UK and boost hydrogen fuel system innovation. One of ZEDC’s first priorities will be to develop the “cost-competitive cryogenic fuel systems” which will be needed for the Airbus ZEROe project which aims to put a [read more]

easyJet partners with GKN aerospace
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Generation Hydrogen: easyJet partners with GKN aerospace

Leading UK low-cost carrier easyJet (U2/EZY) has announced a partnership with GKN Aerospace to accelerate the adoption of hydrogen power in aviation. The deal means that easyJet will support GKN Aerospace in the development of its hydrogen-powered gas turbine, H2JET which is already supported by other partners including the Swedish [read more]

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Boeing Exec says Hydrogen airliner unlikely any time soon

A top Boeing executive and product developer has poured water onto claims by Airbus that it will have a Hydrogen-powered airline in service by 2035. Commercial vice-president and general manager of product development at Boeing, Michael Sinnett, spoke the day after Airbus made the announcement and said that while Hydrogen [read more]