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© Lufthansa Technik
decommissioned-airbus-a320-to-serve-as-testing-ground-for-hydrogen-in-aviation
© Lufthansa Technik

Decommissioned Airbus A320 to serve as testing ground for hydrogen in aviation

A decommissioned Airbus A320 is set to be given a new lease of life, serving as a hydrogen aviation lab in Hamburg, Germany for testing maintenance and ground processes for future hydrogen-powered aircraft.

The joint project between Lufthansa Technik, the German Aerospace Agency (DLR), the ZAL Centre for Applied Aeronautical Research, and Hamburg Airport, will see the installation of new hydrogen components for the A320 over the coming months.

It is hoped the novel lab will provide a proving ground to develop hydrogen airport infrastructure as the aviation industry explores the potential of the clean energy carrier for decarbonising air travel.

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