Cutting edge new technologies that could enable electric flying taxis and hydrogen powered aircraft to take to the skies will be developed in the UK.

  • Government and industry are investing £113 million in hydrogen and all-electric flight technologies to unlock guilt-free flight and support green jobs across the UK
  • investment will support development by Vertical Aerospace of the next generation of high-end, lightweight batteries for small aircraft
  • projects led by Rolls-Royce to develop a zero-emission liquid hydrogen combusting jet engine will also receive backing
  • comes alongside launch of a new Call for Evidence seeking views from the sector on how we can reach the target for airport operations in England to be zero emissions by 2040

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