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Embraer and GKN Aerospace to collaborate on potential hydrogen flight demonstrator

Embraer and GKN Aerospace announced a collaboration agreement on hydrogen technological development programs. The partnership aims to accelerate the implementation of hydrogen technologies in aviation, reducing emissions and paving the way for a more sustainable future. The collaboration will also explore the potential for a hydrogen flight demonstrator.

The agreement is part of Embraer’s commitment to the global efforts to collaborate with the Air Transport industry’s commitment to achieve net zero carbon by 2050. Together, both companies will leverage their extensive expertise and resources to actively support the development of hydrogen fuel cell technology, as well as optimize airframe systems integration. GKN Aerospace is involved in collaborative hydrogen programs across the Netherlands, Sweden, and the UK.

GKN Aerospace’s flagship hydrogen exploration program, H2Gear, is focused on developing a highly efficient liquid hydrogen propulsion system specifically designed for sub-regional aircraft.

With the potential for scalability to larger aircraft, this system converts liquid hydrogen into electricity within a fuel cell system.


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