Both Airbus and Air New Zealand will analyze the impact of hydrogen-powered aircraft
Air New Zealand And Airbus New Zealand has signed a memorandum of understanding to undertake a research project to understand the opportunities and challenges in the development of a zero-emission hydrogen-powered aircraft.
Also, according to a report, Air New Zealand will examine the impact of the aircraft operating on its network, operations and infrastructure. Airbus will share the characteristics of the aircraft’s expected performance and ground operations.
Kia Ora! Happiness at work FlyAirNZ Explore the possibility # Hydrogen-Energy Aircraft. This study reflects our shared commitment to ensuring a sustainable future for our industry. https://t.co/I8jkC6ao7k
– Airbus (@ Airbus) September 16, 2021
The aircraft manufacturer is currently studying Three ideas Hydrogen powered aircraft. In addition, these options include a turboprop, a turbophone and a combination unit; The launch of its first hydrogen-powered aircraft is estimated to be in 2035.
Dedication to a sustainable sector
In the same way, Greg ForenThe CEO of Air New Zealand noted that a hydrogen-powered aircraft is an important step in understanding how to become a reality in the country.
“This agreement is one step closer to our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050 and underscores our desire to implement low carbon solutions for our short domestic and regional flights,” he said.
For its part, Anand StanleyThe Airbus Asia-Pacific chairman said the agreement reflects the two companies’ commitment to a sustainable future.
“This agreement with Air New Zealand will provide us with vital information on how to put a zero-emission aircraft into service.
An exciting milestone in our sustainable journey 🤝 We have signed a collective agreement Airbus To research a zero-emission hydrogen-powered aircraft for our domestic fleet. Covit-19 has affected many things, but it has not diminished our commitment to reducing carbon emissions pic.twitter.com/bZC9yDG6X4
– Air New Zealand✈️ (lyFlyAirNZ) September 16, 2021
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