World’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft by 2035
And others soon to follow..
Last week, challenge norms reported multiple companies are working on eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft) to serve as commercial air taxis. Recently, Airbus announced plans to develop the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft by 2035. And Airbus is not alone - Aviation Today highlights ten airlines (and partners) working towards making electric, hydrogen powered, and hybrid powered planes a reality.
A few examples:
Norwegian airline, Widerøe, in partnership with Rolls-Royce and Tecnam looks to launch a fully-electric passenger aircraft by 2026. Norway's goal for net-zero carbon emissions is 2040.
JetBlue Airways is working with bioenergy developer SG Preston to supply SAF, a biofuel with a smaller carbon footprint than standard jet fuel, to commercial flights at New York airports. JetBlue’s target date for achieving net-zero carbon emissions is 2040.
Alaska Air Group is collaborating with ZeroAvia to build a hydrogen-electric powertrain to fly a 76-seat regional aircraft. The United States goal for net-zero carbon emissions is 2050.
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