The world’s first hydrogen-powered commercial plane has flown over Bedfordshire, UK.
Sky News reports that the six-seater Piper M-class plane emitted only water vapor. The manufacturer ZeroAvia is working to bring the hydrogen plane to market commercially in three years.
“This array is replacing fossil-couple engines with hydrogen-electric engines,” said Shed Val Miftakov CEO of Gervais.
“We have also built a fuel-filling structure, which ensures zero emissions for hydrogen,” Miftakov added.
Earlier, a prototype plane with such an engine flew in the sky. This time, ZeroAvia claims that it is the first hydrogen plane to fly commercially.
The company says the science behind the technology has been around for a long time. Carbon emissions-free flights will come at the end of this decade.
Current airport structures are designed for fossil fuel-powered planes. So there was a lot of work to do here, the organization said.
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David Gleeve, an aviation safety researcher and researcher at Loughborough University, said: “The question here is not just how to operate hydrogen planes, but also the necessary structures on the ground to support them.”
The UK government is supporting the project as part of the Jet Zero Council initiative. The goal of this initiative is to release carbon emissions to future flights.
The ZeroAvia plane flew in the sky for 20 minutes on Thursday. The company is working on a 250-mile flight at an Airfield in Orkney.
Mifatakov claims that the technology is safe and the customer can fly in the sky without feeling guilty for harming the environment.
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