ZeroAvia celebrates milestone

Hydrogen-focused powertrain developer ZeroAvia yesterday conducted the UK’s first ever electric-powered flight of a commercial-scale aircraft, marking an important milestone in the UK Government funded project to develop hydrogen-electric powertrains.

The California and UK-based company successfully completed the first flight of the new version of its powertrain from its base at Cranfield Airport.

“Today’s flight is the latest in a series of milestone that moves the possibility of zero emission flight closer to reality,” said Val Miftakhov, ZeroAvia Founder and CEO.

“We all want the aviation industry to come back after the pandemic on a form footing to be able to move to a net zero future, with a green recovery.”

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