ZeroAvia Launches The World’s First Hydrogen-powered Commercial Jet
For the past several years, decarbonized cars have been a subject of discussion. When the first hydrogen-powered car was released into the market, many people were shocked. Critics thought that it was a joke and that even if it was manufactured; the car would not last long. Over 15 years later, more cars have been manufactured with motor vehicle manufacturers now rushing to make a killing from the manufacture and designing of such cars that are now in high demand (Techcrunch).
In the same spirit, jet and plane manufacturers started to think of ways they will emulate their motor vehicle manufacturers. Today, nearly a decade after the first hydrogen-powered car was released to the market, ZeroAvia, one of the world’s premium commercial plane manufacturers, has done it again. This time, ZeroAvia wants to show the world that it is possible for a commercial plane to run on hydrogen-powered batteries, which will run for a long time. Just as the hydrogen-powered cars come with exceptional features, hydrogen-powered commercial planes too come with rare features.
These make them ideal for passenger use as well as private touring. Although the world is yet to get the first commercial jet out, the aviation company has already done a successful test of a commercial plane, something that has given the company the morale to carry on with the plans of manufacturing the world’s first hydrogen-electric commercial jet. ZeroAvia is here to revolutionize the air travel industry.
The test that involved a 6-seater commercial plane that was converted to fit the new modifications took place in September at Cranfield, Bedfordshire. According to ZeroAvia, the project was funded by among other stakeholders, the governments of the United States of America and the United Kingdom. The aviation company´s successful attempt to test the world’s first hydrogen powered plane is a clear indicator that it is possible to deliver something that has been seen as impossible for many years. As ZeroAvia staff members add, Airbus, a reputable commercial jet manufacturer said last year that it would be the first company to produce such a plane that has proved futile.