ZeroAvia & Edmonton International Airport to work on hydrogen powered flights

The partners will collaborate on hydrogen fuel infrastructure and launching zero-emission routes.

ZeroAvia announced a collaboration with Edmonton International Airport (EIA) to explore opportunities to develop the hydrogen infrastructure required for delivering zero-emission flights and decarbonizing ground operations.

ZeroAvia and Edmonton International Airport will explore opportunities to develop the hydrogen infrastructure required for delivering zero-emission flights and decarbonizing ground operations.

ZeroAvia and Edmonton International Airport will explore opportunities to develop the hydrogen infrastructure required for delivering zero-emission flights and decarbonizing ground operations.

Under the agreement, EIA will work with ZeroAvia to develop hydrogen infrastructure at both the main airport and Villeneuve Airport. The partnership targets exploring the use of hydrogen for decarbonization of aircraft operations and also the wider airport ecosystem.

ZeroAvia will leverage its experience in developing and operating its Hydrogen Airport Refuelling Ecosystem (HARE) to support the collaboration. The partners will begin with gaseous hydrogen as a fuel, whilst exploring a shift to liquid hydrogen – necessary to support aircraft above 50 seats.

The collaboration will see ZeroAvia and EIA first conduct a pilot program to fuel a demonstrator aircraft and other operations with the deployed hydrogen ecosystem. The next step will entail working towards establishing some of the world’s first commercial routes.

This collaboration expands on an already impressive set of sustainability initiatives at EIA, including the construction of the world’s largest solar farm at an airport set to begin construction in late 2022.

Arnab Chatterjee, VP, Infrastructure, ZeroAvia, said, “Edmonton International Airport has been a leader in pushing the envelope in efforts to tackle emissions using innovative technology. The massive renewable installation, natural resources, flight operations, and administrative autonomy makes EIA a great partner for us.”

Myron Keehn, VP, Air Service, Business Development, ESG, and Stakeholder Relations, Edmonton International Airport, said, “Airports can help drive the adoption of hydrogen, thereby reducing emissions and improving air quality across the scope of their operations and beyond.”

Zohaib Ali

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