Hydrogen-Powered Airliner of the Future Takes Off Vertically

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Airbus A350H airliner

Let’s jump 40 years into the future with designer Victor Uribe, and look at that, it’s just about time for his Airbus A350H airliner to lift off from the center of Frankfurt. In the crowded world of 2050, Uribe says there won’t be room for conventional airports any more, so that’s why he’s designed his hydrogen-powered aircraft to take off vertically. (Pics)


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Honeywell & Airbus Turn Algae Into Jet Fuel

Honeywell & Airbus To Turn Algae Into Jet Fuel

It took a lot of talking, and they turned down three bridges first, but Honeywell
finally bought into the idea that pond scum makes good jet fuel

Plane maker Airbus and diversified manufacturer Honeywell International Inc. on Thursday said they are developing a biofuel that by 2030 could satisfy nearly a third of the worldwide demand from commercial aircraft, without affecting food supplies.

Along with JetBlue Airways Corp. and International Aero Engines, they plan to produce fuel from vegetation and algae-based oils that do not compete with existing food production or land and water resources.

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