ZeroAvia is a pioneer in the field of commercial aviation decarbonization. It was responsible for the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell flight in the past.
The achievements of the company are the first step toward realizing transformative opportunities associated with the switch from fossil fuels to fuels that emit no emissions.
“The company flew its first hydrogen-electric airliner in 2020.” What this means for our team is hard to put into words, but it also applies to anyone who is interested in flying without emissions. Hydrogen fuel cells power a number of experimental aircraft. The ZeroAvia group and accomplices are glad for the work that has been presented to us this far. We appreciate the support of our investors and the UK government.
The company will begin putting the twin-engine, 19-seat aircraft through its paces in January.
Specifications of the zero via aircraft The aircraft stands out from other high-performance aircraft thanks to its cutting-edge technological features. On the left wing of the aircraft is a 600 kW hydrogen-electric propulsion system. On the other hand, a standard motor from the Honeywell TPE-331 series can be found on the right side. During testing, a dual design helps provide redundancy.
Before approving his CAA flight, ZeroAvia also conducted extensive ground tests on the aircraft and reviewed the development plan.
However, the specifications used to test the 19-seater were significantly tougher than those used to test the company’s 2022 hydrogen-electric prototype with six seats. In addition, Val Mifakhov, CEO of ZeroAvia, stated in a press release: A zero-emission aviation propulsion system is being developed by us. The most cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution to the industry’s impact on the environment will be this.
Additionally, we will begin 2023 in the most effective manner possible by demonstrating through the flight that actual zero-emission commercial flight is much closer than many people believe.”
As a result, the regulatory approval procedure for aircraft designs in the United Kingdom and the European Union includes Part 21. In the meantime, ZeroAvia intends to develop a ZA600-based hydrogen-powered aircraft and put it into commercial service by 2025. The company claims that the aircraft will be ready for commercial use by the end of 2023.
Once test flights begin, the Dornier 228 will also become the most important aircraft with hydrogen-electric propulsion.