Hydroplane Wins USAF Backing For Hydrogen Propulsion

Hydroplane has begun modifying a Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee as a testbed for its hydrogen-electric propulsion retrofit.
Credit: Hydroplane
Hydrogen-propulsion startup Hydroplane has received a second U.S. Air Force small business contract to demonstrate a fuel cell-based powerplant. The Los Angeles-based company plans to fly the system in a Piper Cherokee light aircraft in 2023. Hydroplane is developing a 200-kW (270-hp) hydrogen...

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