Airbus To Flight-Test Fuel Cell Engine From 2026

Fuel Cell engine model at Airbus Summit 2022

Fuel-cell engine demonstrator model at Airbus Summit 2022 in Toulouse

Credit: Thierry Dubois
TOULOUSE—Airbus has revealed plans to flight-test a hydrogen fuel cell engine on its modified A380 testbed, as it already intended to do with a hydrogen-fueled turbofan. The announcement comes 1.5 years since Airbus started focusing on burning hydrogen in gas turbine engines. An engine close to a...
Thierry Dubois

Thierry Dubois has specialized in aerospace journalism since 1997. An engineer in fluid dynamics from Toulouse-based Enseeiht, he covers the French commercial aviation, defense and space industries. His expertise extends to all things technology in Europe. Thierry is also the editor-in-chief of Aviation Week’s ShowNews. 

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