ZeroAvia, a California-based start-up founded by airplane and helicopter pilot Val Miftakhov, has made significant advancements in developing a zero-emission, hydrogen-fuelled electric plane.
The hydrogen-powered plane is expected to deliver the same performance as conventional aircrafts at a lower operating cost.
The company plans start supplying its powertrain to commercial operators and aircraft manufacturers by 2022, initially targeting up to 500-mile regional flights in 10-20 seat fixed-wing aircraft.
“With land transport rapidly decarbonising, fast-growing air transport is quickly becoming the leading emission source, so we must find ways to make aviation more sustainable,” said Val Miftakhov, Founder and CEO of ZeroAvia.
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