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ZeroAvia Dornier 228 Testbed Aircraft – First Flight

We did it!

ZeroAvia flew its #Dornier228 testbed aircraft from Cotswold Airport, making it the largest aircraft ever flown with a hydrogen-electric engine and a significant jump forward for zero-emission aviation.

The flight took place yesterday from the company’s R&D facility at Cotswold Airport in Gloucestershire, UK and lasted 10 minutes. All systems performed as expected. This is the largest ZeroAvia engine tested to date, and sets the company on the direct path to meeting targets of commercial flights using only hydrogen fuel cell power by 2025.

To celebrate the historic first flight and the remarkable progress made, Val Miftakhov, Founder and CEO of ZeroAvia said “This is a major moment, not just for ZeroAvia, but for the aviation industry as a whole as it shows that true zero-emission commercial flight is only a few years away. The first flight of our 19-seat aircraft shows just how scalable our technology is and highlights the rapid progress for zero-emission propulsion.”

Big thank you to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Innovate UK and the Aerospace Technology Institute, and for the collaboration with partners Aeristech and EMEC: European Marine Energy Centre.

This is only the beginning, but we are so proud to be building the future of clean aviation!

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