euroindia February 9, 2023 0 Comments

Airbus and Air New Zealand’s hydrogen partnership is entering the next stage with the inclusion of New Zealand’s key hydrogen ecosystem players. The ‘Hydrogen Consortium’ will seek to advance hydrogen-powered commercial flight and develop hubs at airports across the country, starting with Christchurch International Airport.

The next six months will see consortium partners develop a ‘hydrogen ecosystem’ for aviation in New Zealand – including proposed policies, regulations and incentives – and focus on research until the end of 2023. Following this, the second phase will explore whether hydrogen aircraft test flights can be held in New Zealand – the country’s flag carrier, Air New Zealand, is eager to replace its Bombardier Q300 fleet with low-emission planes and also plans to fly its first commercial demonstrator flight from 2026

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