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Student success in development of liquid hydrogen-powered flight
© AeroDelft
Student success in development of liquid hydrogen-powered flight
© AeroDelft

Student success in development of liquid hydrogen-powered flight

A student led project has successfully performed a maiden flight in its prototype aircraft ahead of plans to fly on liquid hydrogen by 2025.

Unveiled at the AeroDelft Summer-Event at Breda International Airport, the Netherlands, on Thursday (July 7), the team’s first manned Phoenix prototype aircraft took to the skies for the first time, offering hope that liquid hydrogen-powered flight could be just around the corner.

At full-scale, the two seater aircraft with a maximum weight of 920kg is set to fly on gaseous hydrogen, ahead of its transition to liquid hydrogen powertrains by 2025.

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