The German company H2FLY has ordered a total of MSEK 7.2 from PowerCell Sweden.
Ordered fuel cell systems are to be delivered in the first quarter of 2022, according to a release. The German start-up of hydrogen aviation It is owned and operated by H2FLY, which made its first flight in 2016 with the HY4 aircraft. Hydrogen electric powertrains for AirTaxi, General Aviation, and Regional Aircraft are the company’s goal.
When developing aviation hydrogen-electric powertrains, H2FLY will use P System 100 fuel cell systems.
“The interest in hydrogen-electric solutions is growing quickly within the aviation industry and PowerCell has received several orders from the industry over the last 12-18 months. Fuel cell-based drivetrains offer an attractive zero-emission alternative for the electrification of short-distance and regional aircrafts,” Richard Berkling, CEO of PowerCell said.
Professor Dr Ing Josef Kallo, CEO of H2FLY added: “Hydrogen fuel cells enable a low noise, emission free electric aircraft propulsion. With our 15 years of powertrain system experience we are heading for certification and will change aviation!“