ZeroAvia is a developer of zero-emission powertrain for
commercial air travel.
In September they
made their first test flight in Cranfield in the UK using a 6-seater
hydrogen-fueled aircraft for taxiing, taking off, circling and landing.
ZeroAvia’s first commercial product will be the
powertrain for 20-seater planes and aims to demonstrate that it can fly a
plane over 800km with as many as 20 seats by 2023. They want to scale up to 1,600km with over 100 seats by 2030.
Aviation is a challenging industry to decarbonise and will
increasingly contribute to unwanted carbon emissions.