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Embraer and GKN Aerospace to Collaborate on Potential Hydrogen Flight Demonstrator

Our Bureau - : Jun 22, 2023 - : 8:59 am

Embraer and GKN Aerospace are partnering on hydrogen technological development programmes.

The partnership aims to accelerate the implementation of hydrogen technologies in aviation, reducing emissions and paving the way for a more sustainable future. The collaboration will also explore the potential for a hydrogen flight demonstrator.

The agreement is part of Embraer’s commitment to the global efforts to collaborate with the Air Transport industry’s commitment to achieve net zero carbon by 2050. Together, both companies will leverage their expertise and resources to actively support the development of innovative Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology, as well as optimize airframe systems integration. GKN Aerospace is at the forefront of ground-breaking collaborative hydrogen programs across the Netherlands, Sweden, and the UK.

“The imperativeness of sustainability drives research and development programmes at Embraer, and the potential development of a hydrogen flight demonstrator represents an important milestone in our technology roadmap toward to the future of sustainable aviation. It is a pleasure to have GKN Aerospace as a partner in this technological journey with us,” said Luís Carlos Affonso, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technological Development at Embraer. “By joining forces and harnessing the power of hydrogen technologies, we are not only reducing carbon emissions but also creating a new generation of clean air travel,” said John Pritchard, President Civil Airframe at GKN Aerospace. “This partnership exemplifies our commitment to driving innovation and forging a path towards a greener future for the aerospace sector.”


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