Airbus, Avinor, SAS, Swedavia and Vattenfall have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the use of hydrogen infrastructure at airports in Sweden and Norway.
This cooperation will provide a greater understanding of hydrogen aircraft operations, supply, infrastructures and refuelling needs at airports to help develop a hydrogen aviation ecosystem in both countries.
The work will also identify a roadmap for which airports will be transformed first to operate hydrogen-powered aircraft.
“Hydrogen stands out as a key enabler as we pioneer a sustainable aviation future. Norway and Sweden are among the most demanding regions for aviation and have great potential for hydrogen production from renewable energy sources. I am very pleased to enter into this cooperation with partners fully engaged to take significant steps towards decarbonising aerospace. It fits perfectly with our strategy of deploying hydrogen aviation ecosystems in the most suitable parts of the world.”
The use of hydrogen to power future aircraft is considered a key enabler to decarbonise the aviation industry, both in flight and on the ground.
Airbus previously launched the “Hydrogen Hub at Airports” programme to research the infrastructure requirements for low-carbon operations.
To date, agreements have been signed with partners and airports in ten countries: France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
This latest agreement is the first time that a study of this kind will cover two countries and more than 50 airports.
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