Airbus, a leading European aircraft manufacturer, is setting its sights on a groundbreaking development in the aviation industry. The company is eyeing the possibility of commissioning a 150-seat hydrogen plane, with the target year for potential launch set for 2035.
As hydrogen-powered flight garners increased attention and investment, the aviation industry is coming to grips with a fundamental reality: it’s not just about designing hydrogen planes; it’s about creating an entire ecosystem to support them.
A groundbreaking alliance of prominent companies within the UK aviation industry, including Rolls-Royce, easyJet, Airbus, Ørsted, GKN Aerospace, and Bristol Airport, has come together to establish the Hydrogen in Aviation (HIA) alliance.
GKN Aerospace, Marshall, and Parker Aerospace have embarked on a visionary journey, signing a monumental memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly develop a cutting-edge liquid hydrogen fuel system that could reshape the landscape of aviation.
The aviation industry has long been recognized as a significant contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for over 2% of total emissions worldwide. As the world’s aircraft fleet is projected to grow by 80% by 2041, the industry faces a pressing need to adopt sustainable practices to curb its environmental impact.
New fuels and technologies are set to revolutionize the aviation industry and play a crucial role in reducing carbon emissions by 2050.
A hydrogen-electric midsize business jet could soon become a reality if French start-up Beyond Aero successfully implements its plans.
The transition to green aviation presents a monumental challenge for policymakers as they strive to reduce emissions in the aviation sector.
The aviation industry has been under increasing pressure to reduce its carbon footprint, and the European Union has taken a significant step towards meeting its goal of becoming climate neutral by 2050 by reaching a provisional deal on RefuelEU Aviation rules.
According to the International Air Transport Association, the global aviation sector may use 15% to 20% of the world’s predicted 600 million tonnes of hydrogen by 2050 for the development of sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) and to power new aircraft (Iata).