Fortescue Future Industries and Airbus to collaborate on green hydrogen aviation
FFI and Airbus to support the entry-into-service of a green hydrogen-based aircraft by 2035.
Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) and Airbus today (8th March) have joined forces to create a working alliance to help enable the aviation industry to decarbonise through zero-emissions green hydrogen.
The MoU will allow both companies to collaborate closely, as one focused taskforce, to implement green hydrogen as a fuel within the aviation industry.
FFI and Airbus will look specifically at challenges around green hydrogen regulations, infrastructure and global supply chains – from the production of green hydrogen right through to its delivery to airports and transfer onto aircraft.
FFI will provide cost outlook and technology drivers on the various elements of the supply chain and will build infrastructure deployment scenarios for the supply of green hydrogen to targeted airports. Airbus will provide characteristics on fleet energy usage, scenarios for hydrogen demand in aviation, refuelling specifications and aviation regulatory framework.
Dr Andrew Forrest, FFI founder and Chairman, said, “This exciting collaboration brings together leaders in the aviation industry with leaders in green energy for a pollution-free future.”
Glenn Llewellyn, VP at Airbus, added, “Airbus has identified green hydrogen as the most promising option for decarbonisation to meet our environmental challenges. You heard it here first: We are starting the green aviation revolution.”