On Air Magazine - November 2021

Highlights

HIGHLIGHTS

THE AEROSPACE 
SECTOR
PREPARING FOR THE ARRIVAL OF HYDROGEN

Air Liquide and Airbus(1) recently signed two major partnerships, one with Groupe ADP(2) and the other with VINCI Airports(3). The goal is to prepare for the arrival of the first hydrogen-powered aircraft by 2035. Air Liquide already has a presence on aircrafts and in airports, most notably through the installation of hydrogen charging stations. Now the Group is going one step further by contributing to the emergence of an innovative, strategic French sector working toward sustainable and decarbonized aviation. These two partnerships, along with the development of high-pressure storage solutions for charging hydrogen fuel cells on aircraft, will contribute to this achievement.

(1) European aircraft manufacturer. 
(2) Aéroports de Paris, a global leader in airport design, construction and operation. 
(3) VINCI Airports develops, finances, builds and manages 45 airports in Europe, Asia and the Americas

  • 10,000
    regional aircraft could be using hydrogen fuel by 2050(1) 
  • 8 billion
    will be invested by Air Liquide in the low-carbon hydrogen value chain by 2035

(1) In Brief: Hydrogen for Aviation, Air Liquide.