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$85m raised to support the first test flight of hydrogen-powered regional aircraft in 2022

$85m raised to support the first test flight of hydrogen-powered regional aircraft in 2022

The aviation sector could receive a huge boost to the incorporation of hydrogen technologies with Universal Hydrogen (UH) securing $85m in capital to advance the first test flight of hydrogen-powered regional aircraft in 2022, the group said.

This funding is expected to support the development of a test flight which will feature a UH hydrogen fuel cell powertrain implemented into a 40+ passenger regional airliner.

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With a total of $85m raised for this project, it is expected that this will considerably enhance the likelihood of testing the airliner in 2022 at Moses Lake in Washington, US.

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