H2FLY, a German startup developing hydrogen fuel cell systems for aircraft, has joined aireg – the Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany. H2FLY is enhancing aireg with its proven experience and expertise regarding the use of hydrogen fuel cells and hydrogen as fuel. In fact, H2FLY already uses hydrogen for aviation. The HY4 prototype is the world’s first hydrogen-powered passenger aircraft. Based in Stuttgart, H2FLY is currently collaborating with Deutsche Aircraft, another member of aireg, on a hydrogen-powered version of the successful Dornier 328.
Said Professor Josef Kallo, co-founder and co-CEO of H2FLY: “aireg and H2FLY are united by the conviction that clean, climate-friendly aviation is possible. I’m therefore very pleased that we at H2FLY are joining this important, dedicated initiative. Our goal is to contribute our hydrogen expertise in order to establish another important fuel alongside synthetic fuels. Hydrogen propulsion is clearly the future, especially when it comes to short-haul flights under 2,000 km, which already account for 42 per cent of CO2 emissions in Europe.“
Melanie Form, member of the board and managing director, comments on the membership: „We are very pleased to welcome H2FLY as a new member of aireg. Together with our members, we will continue to work on advancing the defossilization of the aviation industry. Next to sustainable carbon-based fuels, hydrogen will have an important role to play in this transformation, therefore we highly appreciate the know-how in hydrogen propulsion added by H2FLY.“