The way to Zero-emission passenger flights
The HY4 – the world’s first four-seater passenger aircraft powered solely by a hydrogen fuel cell system and electric propulsion – marks a milestone on this path.
Strong partners have joined forces to make the first fuel cell passenger aircraft a reality:
With more than 60 regional and international airports, Germany has a well-established, extensive network and the necessary infrastructure for the implementation of the ‘electric air taxi’ concept.
Passenger air travel with low noise, particulate matter or carbon dioxide – emission-free flight – is currently being transformed from a vision to a reality. The HY4 – the world’s first four-seater passenger aircraft powered solely by a hydrogen fuel cell system and electric propulsion – marks a milestone on this path. Electric flight with the HY4 is silent, environmentally friendly, has greater range and is safer than its predecessors. Longstanding experience in battery, fuel cell and hydrogen technology research in the aviation and energy sectors make the partners experts in the fields of ‘More Electric Aircraft’ (MEA) and ‘All Electric Aircraft’ (AEA). Fuel cells can be used in many areas of aviation. Common to all applications is the operation at high altitudes, at low air pressure and at low ambient temperatures. Requirements for safety and reliability are exceptionally stringent.
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On 29 September 2016, the HY4 aircraft took off on its first official flight from Stuttgart Airport. The HY4 is the world’s first four-seat passenger aircraft powered solely by a hydrogen fuel cell system. Researchers from the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) developed the aircraft’s power train and worked on[…]
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The HY4 – a four-seater passenger aircraft prototype – is due to take off for its maiden flight in the summer of 2016, using an electric propulsion system that draws most of its energy from a hydrogen fuel cell. The partners of research and development, such as DLR Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics, Hydrogenics, Pipistrel, H2FLY, the University[…]
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„With the HY4, we want to bring electromobility to the air, demonstrating the feasibility of this technology and identifying specific fields of application in passenger transport,“ explained project leader Josef Kallo, during the official presentation of the project at the International Trade Fair World of Energy Solutions on 12 October 2015 in Stuttgart. more…