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Airbus to Test Hydrogen Engine Plane

Airbus has recently come that much closer to creating the world’s first zero-emission aircraft. The French airplane manufacturer announced that it is ready to test hydrogen fuel technology in a modified A380 jetliner. The A380 was discontinued last year.

Airbus partnered with CFM international on this very important hydrogen demonstration program.

The A380 will be fitted with fuel tanks rated to handle liquid hydrogen tanks in the trial of propulsion technology for future hydrogen fueled aircraft.

2.8% of global CO2 emissions is generated by aviation. And aviation accounted for 95 billion gallons of fuel consumption in 2019.

The industry as a whole has promised to reduce their emissions to half of what the level was in 2005 by 2050. Some carriers are switching over to sustainable aviation fuel or SAF to help reduce the carbon footprint of flying. British Airway’s parent company IAG has stated it will power 10% of its flights with SAF by 2030. United Airlines made its first successful flight via 100% sustainable fuel last year.

Airbus is putting all its eggs in the hydrogen basket, however. But, hydrogen fuel could potentially reduce aviation emissions by 50%.




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Retired 747 Makes Final Journey Home

It must have been an extraordinary spectacle as the huge aircraft lumbered across a main highway, closed down to traffic, when this sleepy giant made its final eight miles by road to Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam.

Coredon Hotel and Resorts bought the 747-400, named “City of Bangkok,” that had once flown in the commercial Dutch KLM’s fleet. It will become a visitor attraction and named the Corendon Being 747 Experience and spend its remaining years in the gardens of Corendon’s Village Hotel, Badhoevedorp.

The attraction is expected by the hotel chain to be a popular attraction for those wanting to experience the impression of flying. The attraction will include elements from the history of aviation, art whose subject is aviation in addition to so-called 3D, 4D and 5D experiences.

Patrons will be able to have unusual experiences such as being able to walk over the giants wings and entering the cockpit.

After its final flight in November of last year from L.A. to Amsterdam the plane went to Rome to trade up its KLM paint job for the corporate colors of Coredon.