easyJet has revealed plans to develop emission-free hydrogen-powered flights.
The airline will work with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions (CAeS) to develop a hydrogen fuel cell system.
CAeS is currently working on an existing prototype of a small Britten-Norman Islander aircraft, which is expected to be in operation by 2023
EasyJet remains absolutely committed to sustainable flying and a towards a future with zero-emission flying. We look forward to collaborating with Cranfield to support bringing this technology to maturity as early as possible,” said David Morgan, director of flight operations at easyJet
Depending on progress, easyJet could become the world’s first major airline to fly hydrogen-powered aircraft at scale.
It could operate hydrogen flights by 2030, it says.