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Airbus, Air Liquide and VINCI Airport to develop Europe’s first hydrogen airport by 2023

Airbus, Air Liquide and VINCI Airport to develop Europe’s first hydrogen airport by 2023

In as little as two years, the world could see the first hydrogen airport in operation as Airbus, Air Liquide and VINCI Airports today (Sept 21) revealed a plan to launch a pilot project in France in 2023.

Expected to be built at the Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport, this is part of a wider aim by the partners to develop a European-wide hydrogen airport network for zero-emission flight.

Hydrogen holds huge potential in the aviation market and could be one of the primary solutions to not only decarbonise the sector but also improve on the existing air travel experience.

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The airport, projected to be operational by 2023, is also represented as one of VINCI Airports’ centre of excellence for innovation – the perfect location to test the latest hydrogen aviation technologies.

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