Paris, Sep 21.- The executive director of the European aeronautical company Airbus, Guillaume Faury, announced today the launch of a research project that should lead to the manufacture of a hydrogen-powered aircraft in 2035.
During the first phase, the works are being developed in three different lines with a term of five years, during which different technologies and aircraft formats will be studied, to later choose one of them, look for suppliers, decide the factories and all the questions necessary for their manufacture, Faury explained.
The idea is for Airbus to become the first aircraft manufacturer to put a clean, hydrogen-powered passenger aircraft into service within 15 years.
As explained by the head of the firm, the first of the designs will be developed from the classic configuration of a commercial device, which may have up to 200 seats and a range of 3,500 kilometers.
The second project will be a propeller plane, capable of carrying around 100 passengers on shorter trips, while the third is based on the principle of a flying wing for around 200 passengers but with a completely different configuration for storage and transport. propulsion engines, he said. (Text and photo: PL)