To reduce emissions … the first hydrogen-powered plane flying in the skies of England, “photos”

A hydrogen-powered plane that could usher in an era of greener aviation has taken to the skies for the first time in England, where the aircraft company conductedZeroAvia the successful test flight of her plane 228 On Thursday afternoon, at the Cotswold Airport, in Kemble, near Erncester, in Gloucestershire, according to the British “Daily Mail” website.

The plane contains 19 seats

The 19-seater has a hydrogen-electric engine on its left wing, while on the other side there is a turboprop – a turboprop engine that drives an aircraft propeller. The Anglo-American company says its modified aircraft are 228 It is the world’s largest hydrogen-electric aircraft.

The plane is taking off
The plane is taking off

The airline is conducting experiments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

On board are hydrogen fuel cells, which generate energy by mixing hydrogen and oxygen – provided by air – through a chemical reaction. The only waste product resulting from this process is water, unlike conventional aviation which mainly contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.

Company going ZeroAvia On track to conduct commercial flights using only hydrogen fuel cell power by 2025 – a step towards air travel without greenhouse gas emissions.

The company wants to do 300 miles of passenger flights in a nine-to-19-seat plane by 2025, and up to 700 miles in a 40-to-80-seat plane by 2027.

Hydrogen powered aircraft
First flight of a hydrogen powered aircraft

Some of my investors include ZeroAvia Major commercial airlines incl American AndUnited Airlines which could use the company’s technology to power its own green flights later this decade.

“This is an important moment, not only for the companyZeroAvia but for the aviation industry as a whole, as it shows that a truly zero-emissions commercial flight is only a few years away.”

The Plane
Hydrogen powered aircraft

“The first flight of our 19-seater aircraft demonstrates the viability of our technology and highlights the rapid progression of zero-emission propulsion,” added the founder and CEO of ZeroAvia. It took about 10 minutes in total.

The twin-engine aircraft has been modified to incorporate an engine ZeroAvia hydrogen and electric on its left wing, which worked in conjunction with a Honeywell engine TPE-331 The helicopter is on the right.

The hydrogen engine is on the left side

On the left wing, the hydrogen electric motor consists of two fuel cell assemblies, with lithium-ion battery packs providing additional power support during take-off. This extra lithium battery power was not powered by hydrogen, but the company aims to test the aircraft using only hydrogen fuel cells by the end of the year. .

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