The British Institute of Aerospace Technology has released details of a new hydrogen-powered passenger plane, Fly Zero. It will have 279 seats and will be able to travel halfway around the world once refueled.
Simply put, the plane will fly from London to San Francisco without refueling.
It should be noted that human activities add 37 billion tons of carbon dioxide to the Earth’s atmosphere each year, of which more than one billion tons of carbon dioxide is emitted from commercial and passenger aircraft, which is about 3% of the total annual volume. ۔
The Fly Zero will have the same performance as existing passenger aircraft but will not emit any air pollution.
Its wingspan will be 54 meters and it will have four hydrogen tanks: two at the rear and two at the front, on the right and left.
The hydrogen in these tanks will be kept at a very cold temperature of minus 250, from where it will be delivered to turbofan engines when needed to combine it with oxygen to make water and generate the energy needed to keep the aircraft flying. Will
This process will only emit hot water vapor but will not emit carbon dioxide at all.
When will the Fly Zero prototype be completed and make its first flight? There is no word yet on this. However, this and similar projects will go a long way in making air travel more pollution-free.
It should be noted that various international organizations are already working on passenger planes flying on hydrogen fuel.
Airbus has announced one such passenger hydrogen aircraft that will make its maiden flight in 2035.