May 23, 2022

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Air New Zealand and Airbus have signed a hydrogen research agreement

Air New Zealand and Airbus have signed a hydrogen research agreement

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.

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.

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