Airbus Evaluating Cryogenic Electric Propulsion For Commercial Aircraft

Ascend ground demonstrator will test liquid-hydrogen-cooled cables, controllers, protectors and motors.
Credit: Airbus
As Airbus evaluates liquid hydrogen as a possible route to zero-emission commercial aviation by the mid-2030s, it has begun a research program to explore the potential of cryogenically cooled electric propulsion for large civil aircraft. The goal of the three-year Advanced Superconducting &...
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