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Aviation H2 to acquire engines for hydrogen conversion
© Aviation H2
Aviation H2 to acquire engines for hydrogen conversion
© Aviation H2

Aviation H2 to acquire engines for hydrogen conversion

Australian-based Aviation H2, has gained further traction in its pursuit of creating what it says to be Australia’s first hydrogen-powered plane by mid 2023.

The company announced last Wednesday (June 1), that it is set to acquire three engines to test its hydrogen-powered technology in the next four to six weeks.

H2 View understands the flight operator, FalconAir, is currently ensuring the engines meet Aviation H2’s requirements.

Dr. Helmut Mayer, Director of Aviation H2, said, “Once we have fully documented that, we will then make an offer on the engines and buy them.

“Then the people in the US who have the engines at the moment will bench-run them to give us a baseline performance for the engines, which we then use to calibrate our tests here in Australia.

“At the moment, we expect to get the engines in the next four to six weeks, and we will start testing fairly shortly after that.”

Ahead of the engine modifications, Aviation H2 is set to introduce a new testing phase, to determine fuel mix configurations, which it hopes can then be transferred onto existing aircraft.

Long-ranged jet, the Dassault Falcon 50 business jet has been chosen by the company as its focus for hydrogen conversion.

Aviation H2, launched in October 2021, set itself the mission of decarbonising the aviation sector by bring hydrogen-powered flight to Australia.

Read more: Aviation H2 established to provide hydrogen solutions for the aviation market

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