Airbus To Co-Fund Hydrogen Fuel Research

Airbus has partnered with South Africa’s National Aerospace Centre to fund research into the feasibility of replacing APUs with hydrogen fuel cells

Airbus has partnered with South Africa’s National Aerospace Centre to fund research into the feasibility of replacing APUs with hydrogen fuel cells to reduce carbon emissions, fuel burn, noise pollution and weight.

The three-year project will be undertaken by Hydrogen South Africa and will focus on how hydrogen fuel cells could perform over a commercial aircraft’s lifecycle and cope with the harsh climatic and environmental conditions they are subjected to.

Airbus has already performed test flights using fuel cells to power individual emergency power systems.

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