The H2 Clipper is a revolutionary transportation system that will redeﬁne air travel for cargo and passengers in the twenty-ﬁrst century. It is a radical rethinking of a lighter-than-air, hydrogen-buoyed, hydrogen-powered dirigible, which uses no fossil fuels and has a host of commercial and humanitarian applications.
Using Dassault Systemes 3DEXPERIENCE® PLATFORM and assisted by our design partner, XD Innovation, the H2 Clipper preliminary design phase was completed in December 2019 with state-of-the-art, patented technologies in aeronautics, materials fabrication, mass production and other disciplines. The internal structure is modular, we can build sizes ranging from 200 to 1,000 feet in length and up to 300 feet in diameter.
The external skin is made of Kevlar impregnated with Teﬂon, to provide adequate lift for high-speed ﬂight with impressive snow and ice shedding ability. For thrust, the H2 Clipper uses rotating high-bypass turbofan engines that burn hydrogen in gaseous form. Computerized controls monitor and operate all of the H2 Clipper’s navigation, propulsion, mid-air collision, and buoyancy systems.
The H2 Clipper is a comprehensively patented, multi-use, high-speed, high-altitude dirigible that operates using only clean hydrogen for a “free” lift to altitude using 100% renewable energy.