ZeroAvia is developing hydrogen-fueled powertrain technology to replace conventional engines in commercial aircraft. The company has successfully completed flight tests of electric aircraft in the US and in the UK, and expects to achieve commercialization for its hydrogen-electric powertrain as early as 2024. (See our interview with CEO and founder Val Miftakhov, who makes a… Read more »
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ZeroAvia wins £12-million grant to bring fuel cell aviation powertrain to market
ZeroAvia, a specialist in hydrogen-electric aviation, has secured £12.3 million ($16.3 million) in government funding to deliver a hydrogen-electric aircraft to the market by 2023. The UK Government grant for the HyFlyer II project will finance ZeroAvia’s development of a certifiable hydrogen-electric powertrain. The goal is to demonstrate a 19-seat aircraft with a 350-mile flight… Read more »
ZeroAvia completes test flight of fuel cell airplane
ZeroAvia says it has successfully completed a test flight of a commercial-scale electrified aircraft. New Atlas reports that the company’s HyFlyer, featuring the latest version of its hybrid hydrogen/electric powertrain, recently took off from Cranfield Airport in Bedfordshire, UK as part of a program to develop large, long-range, zero-emission aircraft. While companies such as Magnix… Read more »
Wright Electric proposes to convert BAe 146 regional aircraft to hydrogen or aluminum fuel cell drive
Electric aviation is in its infancy—as far as we know, no e-planes are yet carrying passengers in commercial service. However, several firms are rapidly developing electric aircraft—Rolls Royce, Bye Aerospace, Heart Aerospace and Eviation are developing battery-electric planes, while ZeroAvia is placing its bet on hydrogen fuel cells. California-based Wright Electric is taking what appears… Read more »
Is aviation the best application yet for hydrogen fuel cells?
Q&A with ZeroAvia CEO Passenger cars are well on their way to going electric, and the path to a big market share for heavy-duty EVs such as buses and delivery trucks is becoming clearer. However, aviation remains a new frontier for zero emissions. There are several new powertrain options, and none has yet proven itself… Read more »