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AIRBUS UNVEILS CONCEPT FOR WORLD’S FIRST ”ZERO-EMISSION” COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT

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Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has revealed three concepts for zero-emission commercial aircrafts that would be powered by hydrogen and could be in service by 2035. Named ZEROe, the concepts were each designed to show a different way Airbus could achieve zero-emission flights.

The company revealed visuals of three electric aircrafts: a turbofan design, aturboprop design and a "blended-wing body", which would all rely on hydrogenas the main power source.
 
A turbofan design (120-200 passengers) with a range of 2,000+ nautical miles,capable of operating trans-continentally and powered by a modified gas-turbine engine running on hydrogen, rather than jet fuel, through combustion. The liquid hydrogen will be stored and distributed via tanks located behind therear pressure bulkhead.
 
A turboprop design (up to 100 passengers) using a turboprop engineinstead of a turbofan and also poweredby hydrogen combustion in modifiedgas-turbine engines, which would be capable of traveling more than 1,000 nautical miles, making it a perfect option for short-haul trips.
 
A “blended-wing body” design (up to 200 passengers) concept in which the wings merge with the main body of the aircraft with a range similar to that of the turbofan concept. The exceptionally wide fuselage opens up multiple options for hydrogen storage and distribution, and for cabin layout.
 
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