The head of Airbus confirmed the focus on the development of hydrogen aviation

In an interview with CNBC, Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury said hydrogen-fueled aircraft are a “key decision” in the medium to long term.

According to the top manager, aviation “could experience big problems if we do not keep pace with decarbonization.” According to the World Wildlife Fund, aviation “is one of the most growing sources of greenhouse emissions”, “air transportation is one of the most active segments in the use of hydrocarbon resources in all human activities.”

The interview with the head of Airbus reaffirmed his earlier commitment to the development of hydrogen aviation and the reduction of greenhouse emissions. In September, Guillaume Faury announced that by 2035 his company plans to put a hydrogen-fueled aircraft on the line. “To use hydrogen as a fuel, we do not need to change the laws of physics,” the top manager emphasized.

At the same time, according to Mr. Fori, not only technical and financial aspects are important in this process, but also regulatory ones. He noted that by around 2027-2028, the company needs to “reach a certain level of confidence” in how much regulators are ready to support Airbus’s initiatives to introduce hydrogen fuel into the aviation industry, by which time the company will have to make a final decision on the investment program.

Evgeniy Khvostik


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