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Hydrogen plane startup looks to reshape aviation industry

Dave Lawler of Axios reports on a startup that is developing hydrogen-electric planes.

The C3 Take
  • ZeroAvia, a hydrogen-electric aviation company, has successfully tested a retrofitted 19-seat aircraft, the largest hydrogen-electric powered aircraft ever to take flight.
  • The company is planning to release 20-seat hydrogen-electric planes by 2025 and jets by 2029 with airlines like American Airlines, United Airlines, and British Airways already placing orders.
  • Hydrogen-electric powered crafts offers a chance to reduce the aviation industry’s footprint, which accounts for 3% of global emissions.
  • Private sector leadership is creating impressive innovations.

“It’s an ambitious timeline that will require arduous regulatory approvals and new infrastructure at airports. ‘If we have all these beautiful engines with no fuel at the airports, nobody’s gonna fly them,’ he told Axios.”

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