Business, Technology

September 22, 2020

Airbus proposes hydrogen powered planes

Source: Pexels (Anugrah Lohiya) 

The Gist

The aerospace company has revealed a concept design for a zero emission plane. 

The List

  • Airbus has unveiled three separate concept aircraft designs which would be powered by hydrogen. 
  • The first prototypes will be built next year. 
  • The hydrogen used to power the aircraft will be extracted from water using a process called electrolysis. 
  • Airbus hopes to have zero emission planes flying commercially by 2035. 
  • Critics are concerned about the safety of using hydrogen as a fuel source given that it is both volatile and sensitive to temperature changes. 

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