The aircraft manufacturer Airbus remains in spite of corona pandemic at his plan, at least 2035 to bring a hydrogen aircraft to the market. "The goal is to implement grunes flying. And we promise a lot of hydrogen", said the Germany boss of the Airbus civil aircraft division, Andre Walter, the German Press Agency in Hamburg. Accordingly, Airbus presented his three possible research platforms for a hydrogen aircraft in the summer despite corona crisis.
Also at the top of the developing list at Airbus hours of hybrid aircraft, ie machines with hydrogen and electric drive. "At the moment, we ame that you can not quite do without combustion engines in the medium and long distance", said the business drivers of Airbus Operations GmbH. For larger planes, a purely electric drive will not deliver enough thrust while starting. "Prior art is therefore a hybrid."
Walter stressed, but it is not just about developing the technology for a hydrogen aircraft. It should also be necessary to produce the hydrogen grun and build a corresponding infrastructure. The hydrogen must be available worldwide at the airport so that the machines can also be refueled. "There is still a lot of work to do."
Airbus concept zeroe
The flying form of this concept, which is intended for 200 passengers, should offer hydrogen a lot of space.