Using innovative hydrogen systems, Airbus plans to make 3 types of zero-emissions electric airplanes.
Airbus, the company that makes a lot of the passenger planes you’ve probably flown on, has recently unveiled plans to make a zero-emission airplane by 2035.
Using innovative hydrogen systems, the company plans to make 3 types of electric airplanes — a turboprop plane capable of carrying 100 passengers, as well as a turbofan plane and blended wing-body plane each capable of carrying up to 200 passengers.
As reported by Clean Technica:
“Airbus has revealed three concepts for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft which could enter service by 2035. These concepts, each represent a different approach to achieving zero-emission flight, exploring various technology pathways and aerodynamic configurations in order to support the company’s ambition of leading the way in the decarbonization of the entire aviation industry”
While this is welcome news, some people have questioned this claim, as electric airplanes are not currently viable or widely used on a commercial scale.
Nonetheless, the company and its competitors are investing money into researching future modes of air travel that are much kinder to the environment.
Whether they manage to complete this by 2035 or not, I like the direction these companies are going.