IMechE - Realising zero-carbon commercial flight

29th November 2021 12:00 pm

Led by the Aerospace Technology Institute and backed by the UK Government, FlyZero is a one-of-a-kind research project aiming to realise zero-carbon emission commercial aviation by the end of the decade.

The outputs from FlyZero will shape the future of global aviation with the intention of gearing up the UK to stand at the forefront of sustainable flight in design, manufacture, technology and skills for years to come. Having identified green liquid hydrogen as the fuel of the future with 60 times the energy content per kg compared to batteries, FlyZero is setting out the route to reality by addressing the challenges of realising a liquid hydrogen commercial aircraft.

“Green liquid hydrogen has the potential to unlock zero-carbon emission air travel, our challenge as engineers is to develop the advanced technologies required at pace and break through the barriers that exist today,” explained David Debney, Chief Engineer of Whole Airframe at FlyZero.

Join this lecture to hear about the intensive 12-month strategic research programme at FlyZero, which is bringing experts together from across the UK to conduct a detailed and holistic study of the design challenges, manufacturing demands, operational requirements and market opportunity of potential zero-carbon emission aircraft concepts.

Dave Debney will share technical developments and lessons learned during their research and outline further challenges to their work. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session with Dave and take away insights to enhance similar projects at their organisations.

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