Log in to use our free company, program and sector update tracker feature.

April 2008 edition

Success for fuel cell aircraft test flight

A collaborative project to design, build and test a light aircraft powered by a fuel cell has resulted in a successful first manned flight. Boeing Research & Technology Europe joined with a number of European and US partners to design, build and test the aircraft. Intelligent Energy provided the fuel cell power system. The airframe is based on a two-seat Dimona motor glider with a 16.3 m wingspan.

Three test flights took place in February and March at an airfield in Spain, where the pilot climbed to 1,000 m above sea level using a combination of battery power and power generated by the hydrogen fuel cells, cruising for 20 minutes at a speed of 100 km per hour.

According to Boeing researchers, fuel....

Full report (170 words) is available by subscription:  

Tell a friend/colleague about this story:



 Contact details from our directory:
Boeing Research & Technology Europe Technical/Eng/Scientific Studies, Research/Consulting Services
Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Airframer
Intelligent Energy Holdings PLC Fuel Purification Systems, Electric Engines, Fuel Cells, Fuel Management Systems

Subscribers are able to access the full text of articles on this web site, and in a downloadable PDF newsletter. If you have a subscription already then please log in, otherwise see our latest subscription offers.

Enhanced listings:

Midland Aerospace
Manufacturer of complex 3- and 5-axis CNC machined and fabricated detail components & assemblies for the aerospace & defence market sectors.

Peli Hardigg UK
Peli-Hardigg is the world’s largest manufacturer of aerospace approved reusable plastic shipping and storage containers, built to last a lifetime.

ESPEC North America Inc. | Qualmark
Qualmark is your industry leading manufacturer and partner for accelerated reliability testing, HALT and HASS, for all commercial and defense avionics.

Fine Tubes
Manufacturer of precision tubes in high strength titanium, stainless steel and nickel alloys, seamless, welded or welded & redrawn

Oerlikon Balzers AG
Oerlikon Balzers is one of the world’s leading suppliers of surface technologies

See our advertising tariff.


Monthly page limit exceeded. Please buy a subscription.

© Airframer Limited, operated under licence by Stansted News Limited 2018. Terms & Conditions of reading. Privacy policy