Wizz Air and Airbus Collaborate on Hydrogen Aircraft Operations

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Wizz Air will investigate the possibility of ultra-low-cost hydrogen-powered operations as part of the collaboration. It will give the airline a better understanding of how flying a zero-emission hydrogen aircraft may benefit its long-term economic plan.

“At Wizz Air, we stay ambitious with our expansion plan to deliver on our mission to make travel accessible for everybody, while offering a wonderful customer experience on board one of Europe’s youngest and greenest fleets,” said Johan Eidhagen, Chief People & ESG Officer. Growth and sustainability, we think, are not mutually incompatible, with cutting-edge new technology paving the path for more environmentally friendly air travel. This historic cooperation with Airbus will help to improve sustainable aviation throughout the world by developing ultra-efficient operations and future business models. We are ecstatic and can’t wait to start working together.”

“Working with our customers is vital to achieving a climate-neutral, zero-emission airplane by 2035,” said Glenn Llewellyn, Vice President of Zero Emission Aircraft at Airbus. Wizz Air’s participation in current research and development into the needs for hydrogen aircraft operations within a hydrogen-powered aviation ecosystem is extremely welcome. Understanding the performance of airline fleets and networks allows us to better specify the architectural features of a future ZEROe aircraft, as well as the impact on airports, ground support, and route networks.”

Source: Wizz Air