May 26, 2023 - 03:02 pm
ZeroAvia enters the cargo drone space with Natilus
Natilus, a developer of autonomous cargo aircraft, has entered into a strategic partnership with ZeroAvia. Specifically, Natilus wants ZeroAvia’s hydrogen-electric powertrain to help its Kona cargo drone lift off.
May 3, 2023 - 01:02 pm
ZeroAvia works on world’s largest zero-emission aircraft
ZeroAvia has started developing the world’s largest zero-emission aircraft based on a decommissioned ‘Dash 8’ jet Alaska Airlines reserved for conversion. Should the hydrogen plane take off, it would be about five times more powerful than anything out there so far, the companies say.
Mar 21, 2023 - 02:08 pm
Fortum explores hydrogen at airports with ZeroAvia
Finnish energy company Fortum and the low-carbon flight specialists from ZeroAvia want to explore developing hydrogen production and refuelling infrastructure at airports. The Memorandum of Understanding mentions a network of zero-emission flight routes.
Feb 9, 2023 - 01:01 pm
PowerCell to develop aviation fuel cells
PowerCell is developing the next generation of fuel cells for aviation as part of the EU’s Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking. The Swedish specialist has joined the ‘Newborn’ project, which aims to develop a megawatt-class fuel cell propulsion system for aircraft.
Jan 20, 2023 - 03:27 pm
ZeroAvia hydrogen-electric aircraft takes off for testing
ZeroAvia, an electric aircraft propulsion specialist, has achieved the next milestone as the company announces the maiden flight of its testbed hydrogen aircraft HyFlyer II. The plane took off from Cotswold Airport in England and remains the world’s largest hydrogen-electric aircraft.
Sep 13, 2022 - 04:20 pm
United invests in eVTOL manufacturer Eve Air
United plans to buy up to 500 electric air taxis. The US airline has not only invested 15 million dollars in the manufacturer Eve Air Mobility, but has also signed a purchase agreement for 200 air taxis – including an option for another 200. Deliveries are to begin in 2026.
Aug 26, 2022 - 04:01 pm
Hydrogen fuel cell aircraft – what for and when?
With increasing fuel prices and climate change, the aviation industry is having to look at life after fossil fuels but is facing a particularly tough challenge – passenger aircraft needs to be light and very safe, and what about longer distances? We asked aviation insiders where hydrogen fits in.
Jul 21, 2022 - 12:38 pm
ZeroAvia: Investors zoom in on hydrogen-electric jets
ZeroAvia has announced another $30 million in funding at the Farnborough International Airshow with new investors Barclays Sustainable Impact Capital, NEOM, and AENU coming on board. The capital increase brings the Series B round to $68 million (€66.7Mn).
Jun 17, 2022 - 01:12 pm
Otto Aviation to use fuel cell system from ZeroAvia
ZeroAvia, a company specialising in electric aircraft propulsion, is cooperating with Otto Aviation to develop a fuel cell propulsion system for a long-range Otto aircraft. Specifically, the ZA600 hydrogen-electric powertrain will be adapted for the Celera aircraft.
Jun 9, 2022 - 03:14 pm
Monte to purchase 100 FC aircraft drives from ZeroAvia
ZeroAvia and Monte Aircraft Leasing will jointly market hydrogen-powered aircraft to regional operators. Under an agreement now signed between the companies, Monte will purchase up to 100 ZA600 hydrogen-electric powertrains from ZeroAvia to be installed on existing and new 5- to 20-seat aircraft.
Apr 7, 2022 - 02:42 pm
ZeroAvia says airports will become hydrogen hubs
ZeroAvia, a company that specialises in hydrogen flights, has announced a new partnership with ZEV Station to develop green hydrogen refuelling infrastructure. The companies will work together on developing a regional airport to showcase the feasibility of hydrogen-powered commercial flights.
Oct 27, 2021 - 05:26 pm
ZeroAvia wins two new partners for H2 fuel cell jet development
Zero-emission flight specialist ZeroAvia has scored two new partnerships, most strikingly with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries RJ Aviation Group (MHIRJ). They intend to develop fuel cell-powered regional jets, including retrofit solutions. There’s also news from Alaska Airlines.
Jul 1, 2021 - 01:58 pm
ZeroAvia reveals plans for 19-seater H2 aircraft
ZeroAvia has expanded its hydrogen-electric aviation programme to include 19-seat aircraft and has also been able to raise an additional US$13 million in funding. Two of the 19-seaters will be built initially – one each in the UK and the US.
Apr 6, 2021 - 04:24 pm
ZeroAvia scores further funding for hydrogen aircraft development
Electric aircraft propulsion specialist ZeroAvia announces having raised $24.3 million (€20.5Mn) in a new round of funding for hydrogen plane development. The fresh capital comes from new investor British Airways as well as several existing financiers, including Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Shell.
Mar 9, 2021 - 05:26 pm
HyPoint reveals aviation fuel cell prototype
US hydrogen engineering firm HyPoint has unveiled the first working prototype of its air-cooled hydrogen fuel cell for electric aircraft. The Californian startup plans to start selling the fuel cells to aerospace and eVTOL customers as early as 2022.
Dec 17, 2020 - 03:57 pm
ZeroAvia granted millions
ZeroAvia, a company specialising in electric aircraft propulsion systems, has raised the equivalent of 17.5 million euros in a Series A financing round and, in parallel, received a commitment for a million-euro grant from the British government.
Sep 30, 2020 - 03:12 pm
ZeroAvia completes maidenflight with hydrogen aircraft
ZeroAvia that specialises in zero-emission aircraft propulsion has now completed the maiden flight of a six-seater fuel-cell-electric aircraft at Cranfield Airport as part of the HyFlyer project supported by the British government.
Jun 23, 2020 - 05:40 pm
ZeroAvia completes fully-electric maiden flight
ZeroAvia, which specialises in electric aircraft propulsion systems, has now completed the maiden flight of a six-seater battery-electric aircraft at Cranfield Airport as part of the HyFlyer project supported by the British government.
Aug 14, 2019 - 02:58 pm
ZeroAvia makes “significant advances” for FC flight
Californian start-up ZeroAvia is developing a fuel cell propulsion system for airplanes and claims to be making “significant progress”. The engine will be ready for production by 2022 and will be used in regional aircraft.