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Hydrogen propulsion for aircraft moves forward in the UK with multi-million R&D program

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Hydrogen propulsion for aircraft moves forward in the UK with multi-million R&D program

Feb 1 2021 • Aerospace Testing International

The program is being delivered from GKN Aerospace’s Global Technology Centre in Bristol, a £32 million (US$44 million) R&D center opened in July last year.

The objective of H2Gear is to ground test an aerospace-standard fuel cell based cryogenic propulsion system. This will include passing testing milestones on component, subsystem and complete system ground tests, to prepare for a potential flight test in 2025/2026. The company is looking to engage with airframers on potential platforms in the 2025/26 timeframe, GKN said.

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