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News: ZeroAvia Incorporating Hydrogen Powertrain Into Dash-8-400

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  1. ZeroAvia Incorporating Hydrogen Powertrain Into Dash-8-400
    Zero-emissions aircraft are coming to reality in all shapes and forms whether it is a new development or using an existing platform and reengineering it, this trend is picking up. The latter is the case when it comes to what company ZeroAvia is doing. ZeroAvia is endeavouring to change the powertrain of the DeHavilland DHC-8-400 (Q400) to a 3MW+ hydrogen-electric powertrain system. The aircraft will contain a ZA2000, the largest ZeroAvia's powertrain platform, capable of producing between 2,000 kW and 5,000 kW.
  2. While this endeavour is good they need to have financial backing to be able to see this project through to reality. Recently they announced that they have partnered with Alaska Airlines to develop the work. This collaboration basically makes Alaska Airlines an investor now. Alaska Air Group who is the parent company of Alaska Airlines is undertaking the provision of fiscal backing for a hydrogen-electric powertrain capable of flying 76-seat regional aircraft in excess of 500 nautical miles. The donor aircraft will be a former DHC-8-400 previously operated by Horizon Air -a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group-. "The aviation industry is one of the hardest industries to decarbonize; however, with this collaboration, we are one step closer to achieving our goal of making our skies emission-free," said Val Miftakhov, CEO and founder of ZeroAvia. "We are thrilled to see Alaska taking the lead to implement clean technologies into their operations and look forward to putting boots on the ground with Alaska's team." The company is currently working to have the first Hydrogen commercial flight between UK and the Netherlands in 2024 on a 19-seat Dornier platform.

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    Hangar C2 Cotswold Airport,
    Kemble, Cirencester,
    England, GL7 6BA

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