Britain’s Rolls-Royce said on Monday that it had successfully started an aircraft engine using hydrogen, a first in world aviation, signaling that hydrogen could be the key to decarbonizing aviation flight.
According to reports, they worked with easyJet to conduct ground tests at a government test facility in Boscomton, using a modified Rolls-Royce AE 2100-A engine, using the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Green hydrogen from wind and tidal energy.
This marks a further step for new energy in the aviation field, and has played a worthy role in mitigating climate change and reducing harmful carbon emissions.
Rolls-Royce Chief Technology Officer Grazia Vittadini said the test was an “exciting milestone”. “We’re exploring the zero-carbon possibilities of hydrogen, which could help reshape the future of flight.”
The “Rolls-Royce” is not the car company that everyone is most familiar with, the English name is Rolls-Royce Plc, also known as Rolls-Royce, they mainly design and manufacture aircraft engines, and The engines of ships, including the nuclear propulsion units of the Royal Navy’s nuclear-powered submarines.
In addition, Airbus is also planning to use an A380 to test hydrogen-powered jet engines. They hope that by 2035, zero-emission aircraft can be put into use
Airbus is said to be working with CFM International, a joint venture between France’s Safran and the US’s General Electric, to develop an engine that can run on hydrogen.