‘The size of this commercially available aircraft shows that paying passengers could be boarding a truly zero-emission flight very soon,’ says ZeroAvia CEO
The world’s first hydrogen-electric passenger flight was successfully completed on 24 September, potentially bringing the aviation industry a step closer to zero-emissions air travel.
The six-seater aircraft did a taxi, takeoff, full pattern circuit and landing at an airfield in Cranfield, England.
ZeroAvia, the company behind the plane, said it was the first ever hydrogen fuel cell-powered flight using a commercial-grade aircraft.
The brand’s retrofitted Piper M-class is now the largest hydrogen-powered aircraft in the world.