UK’s First Commercial-Scale Electric Flight

UK’s First Commercial-Scale Electric Flight

ZeroAvia, the leading innovator in decarbonising commercial aviation, conducted the first ever electric-powered flight yesterday of a commercial-scale aircraft carried out in the UK. The test flight is a significant milestone both for the UK’s net zero and green aviation ambitions, and for ZeroAvia on the journey to demonstrating long-distance zero emission flights in large aircraft.


The company successfully completed the first flight of the new version of its powertrain from its base at Cranfield Airport.

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ZeroAvia is focused on developing a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain. Hydrogen-electric offers the same zero-emission potential of battery-electric, but has a much more promising energy-to-weight ratio, making it viable for commercial operations at a much larger scale and in a shorter time frame. Additionally, hydrogen-electric powertrain is projected to have lower operating costs due to the high cost of battery cycling in typical high-utilization regional aircraft. The longer-distance hydrogen-electric test flights are planned for later this summer.

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