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ZeroAvia to convert two Dornier 228 aircraft to hydrogen; $13m secured to boast aircraft developments
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ZeroAvia to convert two Dornier 228 aircraft to hydrogen; $13m secured to boast aircraft developments

Continuing its trajectory towards zero emission flight, ZeroAvia has today (June 29) unveiled plans to utilise two twin-engine 19-seat Dornier 228 aircraft – one in the UK and one in the US – and convert them to hydrogen.

Detailing the new, ZeroAvia said the effort will be part of HyFlyer II, the second ZeroAvia-led project backed by the UK Government to target the development of a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain.

As part of HyFlyer I, ZeroAvia successfully demonstrated a 250kW powerplant in a six-seat aircraft across three flight test campaigns, achieving all the project’s technical goals, including fuel cell only cruise flight.

Commenting on the company’s latest venture, Val Miftakhov, Founder and CEO at ZeroAvia, said, “We are eager and ready to begin testing our hydrogen-electric powertrain technology on a larger commercial-size aircraft and grateful to our investors and grant funders for their continued support of our vision for sustainable aviation.

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