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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%.




Posted by Jody Victor's Crew on

Traveling this Labor Day weekend?

The good news: Gas prices are dropping in time for Labor Day travel. If you travel by car, this should put a smile on your face but travel is expected to be up so there may be more traffic no matter where you go.

The not as good news: More people are traveling this year. Last minute flights are harder to find as the planes are full earlier. If there are more people flying and only the same number of flights as last year, it is more difficult. Some people may try to find seats and find they have to pay upcharges for whatever seats are left. If you have multiple stops, and have to pay these upcharges, it could add up to $320 or more for 2 people flying. You may try to find 2 seats together and be faced with a flight having only single middle seats down the center of each side available. Prices for flights can change day to day or even hour to hour. If you haven’t booked already, you may be out of luck.

However you travel, be patient, travel safely, and have a good time!

~ Jody Victor