The technology developed by ZeroAvia was demonstrated during a flight of its 19-seat Dornier 228 testbed aircraft that took place from the company’s R&D facility at Cotswold Airport in Gloucestershire.
The ten-minute flight forms part of the HyFlyer II project, a major R&D programme backed by the government’s ATI programme, which aims to develop a 600kW powertrain to support 9-19 seat aircraft worldwide with zero-emission flight.
“It also demonstrates how government funding for projects like these is translating into net zero growth.”
Val Miftakhov, ZeroAvia, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, said: “The first flight of our 19-seat aircraft shows just how scalable our technology is and highlights the rapid progress of zero-emission propulsion.
“This is only the beginning – we are building the future of sustainable, zero climate impact aviation.”