Air Nostrum and the North American company Universal Hydrogen have reached an agreement to propel the Spanish airline’s fleet of turboprops with hydrogen. Under the agreement, Air Nostrum will acquire eleven Universal Hydrogen turboprop conversion kits for use across its current and future fleet.

These kits include a hydrogen fuel cell and an electric motor that replaces the aircraft’s existing turboprop engine. It so happens that these kits are compatible with Universal Hydrogen’s modular hydrogen capsule technology, which allows the supply of hydrogen to any airport without requiring any specially designed infrastructure.

Along with the aircraft conversions, Universal Hydrogen would become the long-term green hydrogen service provider for Air Nostrum.

Pre-evaluation
The conversion of Air Nostrum’s turboprop fleet to a zero-emission configuration powered by Universal Hydrogen would be concluded after an operational design and performance evaluation. The aircraft are expected to be of equivalent or better efficiency than the existing fleet.

Air Nostrum trusts that the definitive implementation of this technology, after the appropriate tests and certifications, will be definitively operational in the turboprop fleet in the coming years.

This agreement is in line with the different initiatives promoted by Air Nostrum to reduce the contribution of aviation to global CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.

Air Nostrum and the North American company Universal Hydrogen have reached an agreement to propel the Spanish airline’s fleet of turboprops with hydrogen. Under the agreement, Air Nostrum will acquire eleven Universal Hydrogen turboprop conversion kits for use across its current and future fleet.

These kits include a hydrogen fuel cell and an electric motor that replaces the aircraft’s existing turboprop engine. It so happens that these kits are compatible with Universal Hydrogen’s modular hydrogen capsule technology, which allows the supply of hydrogen to any airport without requiring any specially designed infrastructure.

Along with the aircraft conversions, Universal Hydrogen would become the long-term green hydrogen service provider for Air Nostrum.

Pre-evaluation
The conversion of Air Nostrum’s turboprop fleet to a zero-emission configuration powered by Universal Hydrogen would be concluded after an operational design and performance evaluation. The aircraft are expected to be of equivalent or better efficiency than the existing fleet.

Air Nostrum trusts that the definitive implementation of this technology, after the appropriate tests and certifications, will be definitively operational in the turboprop fleet in the coming years.

This agreement is in line with the different initiatives promoted by Air Nostrum to reduce the contribution of aviation to global CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.

By Sam Rak

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