Airbus And Their New Project

Airbus, which had to terminate the production of A380s, targets zero-emission flights in 2035. For the hydrogen fueled aircraft’s that are being worked on for the project, the developed fuel unit, engine and propeller parts are designed as removable capsules. With this design, a significant time saving is planned for the maintenance periods of the aircraft. Airbus shared some design details for the “stand-alone hydrogen fuel cell capsules” attached to the underside of aircraft wings. In the design, three hydrogen fuel cell compartments were added to the underside of each of the aircraft’s wings.
 Airbus hopes the pods can revolutionize air travel and usher in a new era of zero-emission flying. Air and hydrogen are stored inside existing compartments and directed to the fuel cell where they combine to create an electric current.
 Hydrogen can be combined with gas and oxygen to produce energy, and the only waste product is water, so hydrogen is recognized as an environmentally friendly fuel. Propellers were created to provide additional thrust during take-off and climb phases of the flight, Airbus reported. The “capsule” configuration is one of the few options Airbus engineers considered in their search for a low-carbon alternative to the current high-pollution air travel business model. “This capsule configuration is a great starting point to fuel further research on how we can scale hydrogen technology to commercial aircraft,” said Glenn Llewellyn, Vice President of Airbus Zero Emission Aircraft models.
As of September, Airbus had announced its plans for a zero-emission fleet of aircraft that run mainly on hydrogen fuel. As part of these plans, the company outlined the three new planes that will form the “Zeroe” fleet and started working to move on to the production phase.

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