ZeroAvia is currently undergoing research and development for a zero-emission, hydrogen-electric airplane as part of their HyFlyer II project. The HyFlyer I Project proved ZeroAvia was capable of successfully implementing a 250kW powerplant in a 6-seat aircraft over the campaign of three flight tests. In the United Kingdom and United States, ZeroAvia will utilize two twin-engine 19-seat Dornier 228 aircrafts as well as all the lessons learned during the first project with the goal of housing 600kW powerplants this time around. Replacing the twin engines will be two 600kW units of the company’s hydrogen-electric powertrain, also hydrogen fuel tanks holding 100kg of compressed gaseous hydrogen will be used to fuel the ambitious commercial offering of 500-miles by 2024. A 30,000 square foot facility in Kemble will act as the home base for developing the 600kW engine class, which marks a monumental investment in and expansion of their research and development program. In Hollister, California they will assist the UK team by testing and building the second aircraft for North American commercialization, demonstrations, and sales. Although the new expansion is great for investors, founders, and prospective employees alike the real benefit is what this has in store for climate change reversal. This has been a monumental occasion for investors and the extra financial backing is proof. ZeroAvia has expanded at an exponential rate and between the two sites it is hard to believe they’re going anywhere. The future of flight is hydrogen-electric powered, and we are well on our way thanks to ZeroAvia.
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