The subtle art of powering an aircraft with hydrogen

A lot has happened in the two years since we unveiled our ZEROe concept aircraft. 

We’ve been busy with partners around the world exploring disruptive technologies, setting up new ecosystems, and pushing ahead with our plans to bring a hydrogen-powered aircraft to market by 2035.

This session examines the concrete steps made towards achieving zero-emissions flight.

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In this panel, we invited you to take a front-row seat for one of the most challenging – but also most exciting – projects our industry has ever undertaken: ZEROe, which aims to make zero-emission flight a reality.

Our experts brought you up to speed on where we stand with this ambition to build a hydrogen-powered aircraft from scratch.  

They also provided an overview of the growing global hydrogen ecosystem, and walked through the progress we have made with our partners so far. 

In addition, we shared the latest progress regarding Airbus’ demonstrators and the breakthrough technologies which we have been developing and are now ready to be tested.

Speakers


 

Glenn LLEWELLYN

Glenn Llewellyn

AIRBUS

Vice President, Zero-Emission Aircraft

Karine GUENAN

Karine Guenan

AIRBUS

Vice-President of ZEROe Ecosystem

Mathias ANDRIAMISAINA

Mathias Andriamisaina

AIRBUS

Head of ZEROe Demonstrators and Tests

Hauke LUEDDERS

Hauke Luedders

AIRBUS

Head of Fuel-Cell propulsion systems for ZEROe Aircraft

Chris Redfern

Chris Redfern

AIRBUS

Head of Manufacturing, ZEROe Aircraft and Head of Propulsion Industrial Architect

Latest news


 

Innovation
Airbus reveals hydrogen-powered zero-emission engine
Airbus has revealed that it is developing a hydrogen-powered fuel cell engine. The propulsion system is being considered as one of the potential solutions to equip its zero-emission aircraft that will enter service by 2035.
Innovation
Airbus prepares for its first megawatt-class hydrogen fuel-cell engine flight-test demonstrator…
Hydrogen-powered fuel-cell engine architecture with cryogenic storage could feature in an all-new zero-emission aircraft which will enter service by 2035. Airbus is already well on track to design, build and demonstrate such a megawatt-class propulsion system, in under four years from now…
Innovation
Could hydrogen fuel-cell systems be the solution for emission-free aviation?
The holy grail of aircraft propulsion is to provide power without any emissions. One of the most promising candidates is the hydrogen fuel-cell. Here we explain how Airbus and its partners are helping to drive the technology forward to be ready for flight demonstrations.
Innovation
Airbus and ArianeGroup to pioneer liquid hydrogen technology
Airbus and ArianeGroup, a joint venture equally owned by Airbus and Safran, and a world leader in space propulsion technologies, will work together to build the first liquid hydrogen refuelling facility for ZEROe aircraft at Toulouse, Blagnac airport. The station will be operational in 2025.
Innovation
Airbus teams up to advance green hydrogen availability at airports
Airbus has signed a partnership agreement with HyPort, a joint venture between ENGIE Solutions and the Regional Agency for Energy and Climate in Occitanie (AREC), a leader in the development of green hydrogen in France, to support the development of one of the world’s first low carbon hydrogen production and distribution stations at an airport.
The cold heart that powers our ZEROe aircraft
Hydrogen is key to our mission to bring zero-emissions aircraft to market by 2035, but it needs to be stored at an exceptionally chilly -253°C. To use this technology means developing innovative cryogenic hydrogen storage tanks. Luckily, we have teams around our network with just the right set of skills to build them…

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Event Materials


 

Airbus has revealed that it is developing a hydrogen-powered fuel cell engine. Discover how the A380 will be adapted to welcome the fuel cell engine. <br />

 

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Our ZEROe ambition is not just about making the best hydrogen powered aircraft, but to make sure it fits airlines needs, will be powered with clean hydrogen, and can land at all airports. This is why Airbus is setting up “H2 hubs at airports”, with partners worldwide, to create the right H2 ecosystem.<br /> <br /> Additional tags : partnerships, ecosystem, H2<br /> <br /> For Airbus Summit 2022 M3

 

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Our ZEROe ambition is not just about making the best hydrogen powered aircraft, but to make sure it fits airlines needs, will be powered with clean hydrogen, and can land at all airports. This is why Airbus is setting up “H2 hubs at airports”, with partners worldwide, to create the right H2 ecosystem.<br />

 

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