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First hydrogen powered commercial aircraft takes flight above Bedfordshire

First hydrogen powered commercial aircraft takes flight above Bedfordshire

The world’s first commercial hydrogen-powered flight has been seen by the residents of southern counties in England only days after intentions to hydrogenize their fleet were announced by Airbus. The water vapor emitting flight took off from Bedfordshire in England according to a report by Sky News. The tech for these flights is available, according to the company behind the plane, ZeroAvia.

Tom A
Tom A
Dave
Dave 3 weeks

Why not hydrogen powered boats that have hydrolysis machines on board to produce more fuel as they go?

Prodigal Liberal
Prodigal Liberal 3 weeks

Hydrogen is freely abundant. Why not? It just needs the infrastructure.

Slevin Kelevra
Slevin Kelevra 3 weeks

Hindenburg 2.0?

TexasReb
TexasReb 3 weeks

The story sounds promising. I hope that it leads to more such transformations if it is economically viable and safe.

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 3 weeks

Can a jet engine run on hydrogen? I know rockets do, but they require oxygen and may not scale well for airlines applications. Typically, jets carry fuel in wing based bladders. Hydrogen is typically under high pressure and requires cylinders to withstand the pressure. This seems like "Cool ides but impractical."

Randall
Randall 3 weeks

The question is, how much carbon is released during the production of the hydrogen? The production of hydrogen requires electricity. Creating electricity requires fossil fuels.

Frederic Lück
Frederic Lück 3 weeks

In chemistry class my teacher put hydrogen gas in a glass and then put it against a bunsen burner. It made "pof" and thats it. Just for everyone that thinks hydrogen is the unsafest fuel of all time

William
William 3 weeks

A bit of a stretch to call this the first hydrogen-powered commercial aircraft. It's a single-engine six-seater, probably operating under an experimental type certificate with a one-off prototype engine?

tim
tim 3 weeks

Who would want to travel in a flying bomb because that's all hydrogen-powered aircraft are?

Bre
Bre 3 weeks

Awesome news! This technology could bring is nearer to an end of air travel pollution!

edwin
edwin 3 weeks

Now for submarines this would be a boon. The ability to make more O2 and fuel anywhere and no more radiation leak concerns? A sub wouldn't have to surface for quite some time.

Jwn3000
Jwn3000 3 weeks

One word, HINDENBERG!

Doug
Doug 3 weeks

Hydrogen? What could possibly go wrong there?

Joe
Joe 3 weeks

Wow this is amazing!

Amoneywilson
Amoneywilson 3 weeks

The Hindenburg existed before this plane.

Tim Baker
Tim Baker 3 weeks

Can this tech be used for cars as well I would think so considering it can get a plane aloft.

Chris
Chris 3 weeks

Is smoking allowed? Still its not the wartime airships or dirigibles now is it? Lol

Charles
Charles 3 weeks

Buy into PLUG right now, or you’ll regret it

Stuart Coutts
Stuart Coutts 3 weeks

Yeh... cos hyrdogen has a great history with air travel.

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