Commercial European hydrogen-powered flights
Partners in the RHIA community, including ZeroAvia, Shell, Conscious Aerospace, TPY and H2Systemic, and the aforementioned parties, are working towards the first hydrogen-powered flight from Rotterdam. This not only involves flying on hydrogen but also all of the associated procedures and facilities at the airport, including the necessary infrastructure for distribution and storage. They are developing a total concept for the hydrogen value chain. In the first phase, hydrogen-powered flights will be deployed to regional European destinations. Rotterdam The Hague Airport expects that the first ZeroAvia hydrogen-powered flight can take place in 2025 and the first liquid hydrogen-powered flight can be operated in 2028.
Wilma van Dijk, CEO of Rotterdam The Hague Airport, addressed these plans in an earlier press release: ‘Hydrogen is a potentially sustainable alternative to flying on kerosene. This collaboration will help us demonstrate and validate our airport’s hydrogen infrastructure and the associated procedures. This will accelerate the transition towards zero-emission aviation.’