This is how airplanes should fly with hydrogen
Stuttgart An airplane without kerosene seems hard to imagine today. But Josef Kallo has a clear vision for this: in 2025 he wants to have a fully packed Dornier 328 take off for test flights – powered by hydrogen. And in 2029, his start-up H2Fly wants to start the first tests with passengers on board. “40 passengers and up to 2000 kilometers, that’s the plan,” says Kallo.
H2Fly has been working on the subject of hydrogen since 2014 – initially as a spin-off from the German Aerospace Center (DLR), today as a subsidiary of the air taxi start-up Joby Aviation. The four-seater HY4 flew with hydrogen for the first time in 2016 and has taken off more than 100 times since then. After long research, the company is now hoping for a breakthrough.
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