easyJet makes hydrogen commitment through CAeS partnership

Catching a flight for your favourite holiday destination could soon be a lot greener, with easyJet today (Jan 10) confirming a new partnership with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions (CAeS) to support the development of its hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system for commercial aircraft.

The airline has recently seen a lot of press when it comes to its decarbonisation plans for the future and is now first-hand offering an airline operator’s perspective on the development of the hydrogen technology that could power the future of flights.

In November, the airline announced that it has joined Race to Zero, a global UN-backed campaign to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest. Further to that, in 2019, it became the first major airline worldwide to offset the carbon emissions from the fuel used for all its flights, and currently remains the only major airline in Europe to do so.

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