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May 27, 2024
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If one thing has become clear at last week’s Farnborough Airshow, it was that Rolls-Royce is getting ever-more committed to hydrogen. The engine maker announced a couple of technology developments related to hydrogen as well as hybrid-electric as well as a partnership with easyJet in its quest for more sustainable aviation. We discussed some in a bit more detail with Alan Newby, Director of Aerospace Technology and Future Programmes. Rolls-Royce is getting more committed to hydrogen.

As reported earlier last week, Rolls-Royce announced a “leading-edge” hydrogen research program that includes ground tests later this year with an AE2100 turboprop engine, to be followed by tests on a Pearl 15 jet engine. This builds on its hydrogen research project with Loughborough University and German aerospace research center DLR.


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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.