Everett-based magniX plans to develop hydrogen fuel cells to complement its battery electric and hybrid electric systems.
The company is developing hydrogen systems for its electric propulsion units (EPUs). magniX EPUs, the only electric propulsion technology to be flight-tested in the 350kw to megawatt class, are electron agnostic, meaning they can be powered by any electric power source.
Like batteries, hydrogen produces zero carbon emissions and will reduce aviation’s impact on the environment. Hydrogen has a high energy density, providing the capability to power electric aircraft of 50 to 90 passengers.
By offering this technology alongside battery electric and hybrid electric systems, which will remain better suited to powering smaller aircraft, magniX will be able to offer a wider range of electric solutions to operators transitioning to carbon-free fleets.
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