Airbus is setting up a technology development center in the UK for aircraft powered by hydrogen, with significant funding from the country’s government.
The primary mission of the UK ZEDC (Zero Emission Development Center) is to develop a cost-competitive cryogenic fuel system that can store liquid hydrogen at extremely low temperatures and supply it to engines designed for the 2035 Airbus Zero passenger aircraft. Its successful marketing.
The center, located in Filton, is responsible for the design, development, production and testing of cryogenic tanks and related systems.
In addition, the center will help build the right knowledge and skills in hydrogen propulsion technologies in the UK.
UK ZEDC will receive £ 685 million over the next three years from the UK Government from Airbus’ local partner Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) to develop zero carbon and low emission aviation technologies.
The European manufacturer also operates complementary development centers in Spain, France and Germany. In Madrid and Germany Mix in State, Nantes and Bremen And the manufacturer’s specialists work in the development of metal construction technologies.
Airbus’ zero-emission development centers will begin ground testing of cryogenic hydrogen tanks next year, and the aircraft project will begin in 2026, according to the manufacturer’s plans. As we wrote beforeAirbus converts MSN 001 serial prototype A380 to Technology Demonstrator.
Airbus and ATI have been working together since the summer of 2021 with an investment of £ 40 million at the AIRTeC Research and Testing Center in Filton, which specializes in designing new generation wings, landing gear and fuel systems.
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