Airport Operator Magazine - Spring

Birmingham Airport has announced a partnership with ZeroAvia to develop plans for hydrogen-powered air travel.

The partnership opens up the possibility of green air travel from Birmingham to destinations such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Belfast, the Isle of Man and Dublin by the middle of this decade. The airport plans to use an area on its airfield for hydrogen refuelling infrastructure, testing and operations.

ZeroAvia is a leader in zero emission technologies including hydrogen-electric engines for aircraft, with a prototype successfully test-flown at its base in Kemble, Gloucestershire, in January. Hydrogen-electric engines use hydrogen in fuel cells to generate electricity, which is then used to power electric motors to turn the aircraft’s propellers. The company is currently working on bringing to market a zero-emission system capable of flying 20-seat aircraft 300 nautical miles by 2025.

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