Embraer and GKN Aerospace to collaborate on hydrogen flight demonstrator

Embraer and GKN Aerospace are teaming up to accelerate the implementation of hydrogen technologies in aviation and explore the potential for a hydrogen flight demonstrator.

Both companies will leverage their extensive expertise and resources to support the development of innovative Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology, as well as optimise airframe systems integration. GKN Aerospace is at the forefront of collaborative hydrogen programs across the Netherlands, Sweden, and the UK.

The agreement is part of Embraer’s commitment to the global efforts to collaborate with the air transport industry’s commitment to achieve Net Zero by 2050.

Luís Carlos Affonso, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technological Development at Embraer, said, “The imperativeness of sustainability drives research and development programmes at Embraer, and the potential development of a hydrogen flight demonstrator represents an important milestone in our technology roadmap toward to the future of sustainable aviation.”

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