|25/05/2022||Press Release:||Airbus increases its UK innovation footprint to develop new hydrogen technologies|
The A380 will have four liquid hydrogen tanks in a caudal position, as well as a hydrogen combustion engine mounted along the rear fuselage. The hydrogen will be transformed into gas before supply to the engine.
The design and integration of tank structures is crucial to the performance of a future hydrogen aircraft, so Airbus has established two Zero-Emission Development Centres dedicated to this vital task.
A trans-continental airliner, a regional turboprop and a blended-wing airliner are all powered by hydrogen. Airbus aims to have one of them in service by 2035, although airport infrastructure will need huge investment.