The first International Hydrogen Aviation Conference (IHAC 2020) will focus on the use of hydrogen in aviation, the associated benefits, and emerging challenges. The IHAC 2020 is the first event to be hosted in Glasgow, Scotland. The event is an opportunity to connect with experts in the industry and an open invitation to all stakeholders to participate in the next wave of hydrogen in aviation.
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Pipistrel Advances on New Cargo and Hydrogen-Powered Passenger Air Vehicles
The Pipistrel eVTOL Concept was unveiled at the 2nd annual Uber Elevate Summit on May 8th, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. Previously designed as a blended wing body (BWB), the new 801 eVTOL features 8 lift rotors mounted on a lifting surface inboard of the wing. The Pipistrel team also announced that an entire family of eVTOL’s was being developed for scalability and mission-tailored performance.
Since the beginning of 2020, 45 researchers from 20 DLR institutes have been working together on the Exploration of Electric Aircraft Concepts and Technologies (EXACT) project, which is developing new technological components for an environmentally friendly commercial aircraft.
“Guidelines for Safe Use of High Pressure Gas in Drones Driven by Hydrogen Fuel Cells” Compiled
On April 10, 2020, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) compiled guidelines for safe operation of drones driven by hydrogen fuel cells, taking into consideration the perspective of securing the safety of high pressure gas. This effort is expected to contribute to fully securing the safety of high pressure gas in companies’ advancing operations and dissemination of drones driven by hydrogen fuel cells.
Our decarbonisation journey continues: looking beyond E-Fan X
Aviation connects and unites people. As people discovered the magic of flight, serving this fundamental need drove a steep growth in air travel. This increase led us to explore innovative technologies to ensure that future generations can enjoy flying as much as we do.
Flying is a growing component of greenhouse gas emissions, and one of the largest for many of us. Can we find a way to halve aviation emissions in the next 10-20 years that doesn’t involve a global pandemic rely on people volunteering to fly less? With planes on track to be 25% of global emissions by 2050, we need to make some big changes to how we fly. Is there a technical solution? Are we close to building low-emission planes?