New partnership aims to convert Dash 8 airliner to hydrogen fuel

As part of a new partnership, electric motor manufacturer magniX and end-to-end fuel logistics company Universal Hydrogen hope to make hydrogen-powered commercial flights a near-term reality.

Unversial Hydrogen is currently developing a retrofit conversion kit for the De Havilland Canada DGC 8-Q300, commonly known as the Dash 8, to a hydrogen fuel cell electric power train. magniX will provide the electric propulsion system to power the converted aircraft

Paul Eremenko, Co-Founder and CEO of Universal Hydrogen, said, “There is a clear need for a step change in emissions reduction in commercial aviation, and hydrogen-based, carbon-free power is the future of the industry.”

“When looking for our propulsion partner, magniX stood out as a clear proven leader with a track-record of delivering the best in aerospace-grade electric propulsion. We look forward to watching the successful flights of our fully carbon-free Dash 8.”

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