Monday, 11 January 2021

Airbus shows off new design of hydrogen-fueled aircraft ZEROe: with 6 separate pods

 In order to achieve zero-emission flight by 2035, European aircraft manufacturer Airbus (Airbus) in September this year showed three concept aircraft that can achieve zero-emission flight.In its latest official blog post, Airbus once again tried a new design that equips the entire hydrogen propulsion unit, tank and everything in a detachable pod on the wing.


In the presentation of the ZEROe concept model, six pods were designed,each consisting of a liquid hydrogen tank, a cooling system, a fuel cell, power electronics, an electric motor, an eight-blade lightweight composite propeller and all the necessary auxiliary equipment to operate as a separate propulsion unit.

Why use a removable pod?By switching to an electric system, you have the opportunity to separate the propulsion system into separate units, providing excellent redundancy.If something goes wrong with one propulsion pod, you can turn it off completely or even discard it on the water, allowing the flight controller to rebalance the thrust in the rest of the pod.It also frees up considerable cabin space; airlines like to fill the hollow tube with as many people as possible, and moving the tank and the entire powertrain outside that hollow tube means extra seats and extra cargo capacity.

Airbus chief executive Peter Foley said: "We' ve got a lot of work to do.:

This is a historic moment for the civil aviation industry as a whole.We are ready to play a leadership role in the industry's most important transformation to date.Our launch of the concept aircraft shows the world our ambition to achieve our bold vision of the future of zero-emission flight.I firmly believe that the use of hydrogen energy has the potential to significantly reduce the climate impact of aviation, both in synthetic fuels and as a major source of power for civilian aircraft.




The transition to hydrogen energy, as the main driver of these concept aircraft, will require decisive action across the aviation ecosystem.With the support of government and industry partners, we can meet this challenge and scale up renewable and hydrogen energy for a sustainable future for the aviation industry.

This is a historic moment for the civil aviation industry as a whole.We are ready to play a leadership role in the industry's most important transformation to date.Our launch of the concept aircraft shows the world our ambition to achieve our bold vision of the future of zero-emission flight.I firmly believe that the use of hydrogen energy has the potential to significantly reduce the climate impact of aviation, both in synthetic fuels and as a major source of power for civilian aircraft.

The transition to hydrogen energy, as the main driver of these concept aircraft, will require decisive action across the aviation ecosystem.With the support of government and industry partners, we can meet this challenge and scale up renewable and hydrogen energy for a sustainable future for the aviation industry.

The three concept aircraft previously shown were named ZEROe, including

● Turbofan engine design (carrying 120-200 passengers)

With a range of more than 2,000 nautical miles, it is capable of Transcontinental operation, powered by modified turbine engines that burn hydrogen instead of traditional aviation fuel.The liquid hydrogen will be stored and transported through a tank located behind the rear ballast bulkhead.

● Turboprop engine design (up to 100 passengers)

Using a turboprop engine instead of a turbofan engine and also powered by hydrogen combustion in an improved gas turbine engine, the range is more than 1000 nautical miles and is ideal for excursions.

●Wing body fusion design (up to 200 passengers)

The wing and fuselage have a fusion design, the range is similar to the turbofan concept machine.The extra-wide fuselage offers a wide range of options for hydrogen storage and transport, as well as cabin layout.

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