The airline aims to be a pioneer in the use of clean energy in the United Kingdom
ZeroAvia has announced that it has signed an agreement to supply 70 hydrogen and zero-emission engines to its Ecojet aircraft.
The airline, which aims to be “the flag carrier of a green Britain”, will begin operations in 2024 with conventionally powered aircraft operating routes to and from Edinburgh, before converting its fleet to the world’s first electric airline.
Val Miftakhov, founder and CEO of ZeroAvia, said that clean aviation will mean an increase in regional air travel and new routes, something that Ecojet will take advantage of thanks to its clear focus on low-emissions travel
“The UK government’s Jet Zero strategy sets a great example for the world to follow, but the UK can do more by acting early and introducing some of the first zero-emission routes to world,” he added.
It was also announced that the airline intends to achieve its ecological objective by modernizing its aircraft with the ZA600 engine of ZeroAvia.
“Ecojet will collaborate with MONTE, ZeroAvia’s preferred ZA600 leasing partner, to bring this new technology to the market. ZeroAvia aims to type-certify the ZA600 engine by 2025,” emphasized the manufacturer.
Recently, the airline also placed an order for the ZA2000 engine, which is more powerful and designed with turboprops and has a capacity of up to 80 seats and has an estimated first service scheduled for 2027.
In addition, it was announced that ZeroAvia, Ecojet and MONTE will work with airports and other industry partners to identify and finance the first commercial hydrogen and electricity operations.
On the other hand, ZeroAvia’s analysis shows that if the planes are powered by green hydrogen generated by UK wind power, domestic flights have lower carbon emissions per passenger over their life cycle than any other common method. in transportation. , domestic trains and coach travel.