Day: September 19, 2021

Air New Zealand and Airbus to Research Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft in Aotearoa

(17 Sep 2021)
Air New Zealand and aircraft manufacturer Airbus are
working on a joint initiative to research how hydrogen-powered
aircraft could assist the airline with reaching its goal of net
zero emissions by 2050.

The two companies have signed a Memorandum of
Understanding to explore the opportunities and challenges of
flying zero-emission hydrogen aircraft in New Zealand.

Under the MOU, Air New Zealand will analyse the
impact hydrogen aircraft may have on its network, operations and
infrastructure, while Airbus will provide hydrogen aircraft
performance requirements and ground operations characteristics to
support Air New Zealand to develop its decarbonisation roadmap.

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