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Fri, 29 April 2022

easyJet Partners GKN Aerospace on Development of Zero Carbon Emission Technologies

(29 April 2022, 12:14 +07)  One of Europes leading low cost airlines, easyJet, has partnered with GKN Aerospace to collaborate on the development of zero carbon emission technologies for the airline industry.

The British carrier will support the development of GKN Aerospaces Hydrogen Combustion (H2JET) and Hydrogen Fuel Cell (H2GEAR) technology, including exploring options for flight demonstration, as part of the airlines ambition to de-carbonise aviation. easyJet will also provide insights into operational requirements and economics.

H2GEAR is a GKN Aerospace-led collaboration programme aiming to develop a liquid hydrogen propulsion system for sub-regional aircraft that could be scaled up to larger aircraft.

H2GEAR is developing a liquid hydrogen propulsion system for sub-regional aircraft. Click to enlarge.
H2GEAR is developing a liquid hydrogen propulsion system for sub-regional aircraft

The technology converts liquid hydrogen into electricity within a fuel cell system, which then powers the aircraft, eliminating carbon emissions and creating a new generation of clean air travel.

The H2GEAR programme is supported by 27M of ATI funding, matched by GKN Aerospace and its industrial partners.

H2JET is a Swedish collaborative two-year programme led by GKN Aerospace to push development of key subsystems for gas turbine-based hydrogen propulsion of medium range civil aircraft.

Max Brown, VP Technology, GKN Aerospace, said, At GKN Aerospace sustainability is at the heart of our business. Hydrogen-powered aircraft offer a clear route to keep the world connected, with dramatically cleaner skies. The UK is at the forefront of this technology. We look forward to working with easyJet and our partners, to develop and industrialise the breakthrough technology to fly aircraft with zero CO2 emissions.

In addition to  GKN Aerospace, easyJet is working with Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions and Wright Electric, to accelerate the development of zero carbon emission technologies and supporting infrastructure.

The airline is optimistic that it could begin flying customers on planes powered by hydrogen-combustion, hydrogen-electric or a hybrid of both by the mid to late-2030s.

David Morgan, Director of Flight Operations, easyJet, said, At easyJet, we are committed to working towards a future with zero carbon emission flying. We know that technology is a key driver to achieve our decarbonisation targets, with hydrogen propulsion a frontrunner for short-haul airlines like easyJet. Cross-industry partnerships are key to developing these promising new technologies and we look forward to collaborating with GKN Aerospace to support bringing this technology to maturity as early as possible.

In November last year, easyJet joined Race to Zero, a global UN-backed campaign to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest. In joining Race to Zero, the airline committed to setting an interim science-based target for 2035 and to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

In 2019, easyJet became one of the first major airlines worldwide to offset the carbon emissions from the fuel used for all its flights and remains the only major airline in Europe to do so. This comes at no additional cost to its customers and the airline only supports projects that are certified by either Gold Standard or Verified Carbon Standard.

Beyond carbon, easyJet is focusing on reducing plastic more than 36 million single-use plastic items were eliminated as well as reducing waste within its wider operations and the supply chain.

The airline also introduced new crew uniforms made from recycled plastic bottles. With 45 bottles in each uniform this has the potential to prevent 2.7 million plastic bottles from ending up in landfill or in oceans over the next five years.

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