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American Airlines Invests in Hydrogen-Electric Engine Developer ZeroAvia

Jessica Reed of Aviation Today reports that American Airlines is investing in hydrogen-electric aviation.

The C3 Take
  • ZeroAvia will provide American Airlines with up to 100 of its hydrogen-electric engines.
  • The company is expected to launch a hydrogen-electric powertrain aircraft in the late 2020s.
  • ZeroAvia’s technology advancements mean that passengers will soon be able to travel while emitting zero CO2 emissions.
  • Private sector innovation is creating a cleaner environment.

“ZeroAvia’s hydrogen-electric powertrain is designed to provide emission-free power for regional jet aircraft. The company’s ZA2000-RJ powertrain model is expected to launch commercially in the late 2020s. ZeroAvia’s team is working towards certain type certifications of its propulsion technology, including a 600kW powertrain designed for entry into service in 2024.”

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