euroindia December 9, 2022 0 Comments

Airbus has announced it is developing a hydrogen-powered fuel cell engine — and that it plans to test iton the largest commercial airplane ever to take to the skies.The French aviation giant revealed at Airbus Summit 2022 on November 30 that it will mount the enginebetween the wings and the tail of a modified A380 superjumbo. Test flights are estimated for 2026, aspart of the Airbus ZEROe initiative to launch a zero-emission aircraft by 2035.The engine uses fuel cells to convert the hydrogen into electricity, which then powers a propeller. “Atscale, and if the technology targets were achieved, fuel cell engines may be able to power a 100-passenger aircraft with a range of approximately 1,000 nautical miles,” he said.

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