Hydrogen is revolutionising the aviation sector in a number of different ways. Not only is it a solution for zero-emission flight, but it can also support the industry in extending its travel distance, with Mark Farquhar, Chief Training Captain at easyJet, telling f-cell delegates that 18 tonnes of liquid hydrogen could get an A320 plane from Stuttgart to Melbourne.
Farquhar made the comment whilst explaining how significant hydrogen could be as a jet fuel for long distance travel.
“If we use the most advanced lithium-ion batteries today in our A320 plane, we could fly from Stuttgart to Frankfurt. That would be it,” he told f-cell delegates.
“That’s as far as we can possibly get. If we filled it up with conventional kerosene, as we use today, we’d be able to get to Nairobi in Kenya. Theoretically, if we filled it up with 18 tonnes of liquid hydrogen, we’d be able to get to Melbourne, Australia.”
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