Simple Flying - Channing Reid
Germany's Hamburg Airport is continuing to invest in sustainable aviation with its support of projects involving aircraft flying with hydrogen fuel. The airport is partnering with Lufthansa Technik, an aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul service provider for commercial aircraft converting to VIP and special mission aircraft.
The company said the collaboration would make the German aviation industry suitable for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). It comes as Hamburg Airport has become known for utilizing renewable diesel fuel for all its diesel ground vehicles.
Lufthansa Technik said it will test different processes to observe the handling of hydrogen technology over the next two years. Alongside Hamburg Airport, the company will also work with the German Aerospace Center and the Center for Applied Aeronautical Research to facilitate the testing. The city of Hamburg provided the funds for this initiative. The tests will be conducted in a unique laboratory, according to the company.