H2FLY, the Stuttgart-based company specialising in the development of hydrogen fuel cell systems for aircraft and Stuttgart Airport, announced today the launch of a joint project to construct the Hydrogen Aviation Centre at Stuttgart Airport.
H2FLY says the Hydrogen Aviation Centre will provide a central facility where businesses and scientific institutes can develop state-of-the-art concepts in zero-emission hydrogen-electric aviation, and then test them on the ground and in the air within the airport environment.
According to the press release “The core of the Hydrogen Aviation Centre will comprise a hangar with test stands, workshops, and an integration environment for the installation and adaptation of zero-emission aircraft propulsion systems and workstations, as well as an outdoor area where hydrogen technologies can be tested in aircraft demonstrators. This infrastructure will enable the development of megawatt-scale components and subsystems along with the integration and test operation of hydrogen-electric powertrains.
“These technological developments require close collaboration between a wide range of commercial companies and scientific institutes. Interested organisations are invited to utilise facilities. Scheduled to open in late 2024, the Hydrogen Aviation Centre will become the hub of these collaborations and strengthen close cooperation.
“Baden-Württemberg is supporting the project with funding from its Ministry of Transport, with the state assuming a leading role in the transformation to zero-emission aviation, which is crucial to achieving climate change goals.”
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