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July 17, 2024
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The development of a ZEROe hydrogen airliner versus a new conventional aircraft, the status of the A220 program including the stretch, and how realistic the huge order backlog is. AirInsight had plenty to discuss at the Dubai Airshow when we sat down with Bob Lange, Head of Market and Product Strategy of Airbus. Here is our interview.

Hydrogen versus a new conventional airliner

AirInsight – Airbus is making good progress with the development of the ZEROe project for a new airliner using hydrogen, which should be launched by 2027/2028 and enter service around 2035. At the same, Guillaume Faury has said that Airbus might have to develop new aircraft using conventional or sustainable aviation fuels. Is Airbus putting its eggs in two baskets?

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Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.