Zero Avia’s Hydrogen-Electric Propulsion Breakthrough: A Closer Look at the Do-228’s Successful Flight

The first hydrogen-powered aircraft
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In a significant milestone for the aviation industry, Zero Avia’s modified Dornier Do-228 aircraft has successfully completed its first flight powered solely by the innovative ZA600 hydrogen-electric propulsion system. This groundbreaking event took place two months after the aircraft’s initial successful flight and was conducted at the company’s Cotswold base.

Mitsubishi and Zero Avia develop hydrogen propulsion for regional models

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The two companies are jointly developing a zero-emission engine, which could even be retrofitted.
The project will benefit from the achievements in fuel cells of ZeroAvia, the UK-US leader in hydrogen propulsion, and the Japanese subsidiary of Mitsubishi, the largest maintenance organisation in the CRJ family, will share its expertise in aircraft design, certification and customer support.