Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft: World’s Largest Liquid Engine Tested in California

World's Largest Liquid Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft Engine Tested in California - Merchant Navy Info - news

US-based Universal Hydrogen has performed a groundbreaking Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft at California’s Mojave Air and Space Port. They tested a 1-megawatt (MW) fuel cell using liquid hydrogen. Marking the most extensive trial of its kind globally. The test simulated a regional airline flight and lasted one hour and 40 minutes.

Hydrogen fuel cells offer promise as a carbon-free alternative for flights, particularly for regional routes. They overcome restrictions faced by electric-powered flights due to weight and energy density issues.

Universal Hydrogen aspires to commercialize its liquid Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft, such as the Dash-8 or ATR-72, for regional flights. This initiative addresses economic challenges. It paves the way for hydrogen technology adoption in aviation.

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