Airbus to start building hydrogen-fueled aircraft in 2030s
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Glen Llewellyn, Vice President of Zero Emission Technologies at Airbus, said the aerospace company plans to begin admitting hydrogen-fueled commercial aircraft early next decade..
Speaking at the virtual Farnborough Air Show, he said that currently time industrial giant believes given directions the most promising, so interested in his development and in the coming years will be take important steps to transition to «green» technologies. It is about achieving the right economic conditions and incentives to convert aircraft engines to a new type of fuel..
By words Llewellyn, using H2 from solar and wind energy will help reduce the climate impact of aviation. For Airbus will partner with a range of industrial, engineering and aerospace companies, experienced work with hydrogen fuel.
In parallel, the giant will establish contacts with energy companies and hydrogen producers to to create necessary infrastructure for refueling airliners at airports to moment start of their production.
In addition to new Airbus fuel type also plans radically revise model their aircraft to improve their efficiency. At the beginning of the year the company presented the concept of a single-wing aircraft without separate fuselage.