As part of this association, the two companies will work on the integration of the ZA600 hydrogen/electric powertrain into the structure of the Celera aircraft designed by the Otto company. This 600 kW system was developed by ZeroAvia as part of the British HyFlyer II project to power small aircraft with zero emissions by 2024.
As for the Celera, this transcontinental aircraft can carry up to 19 passengers.
A range of nearly 2,000 km
When equipped with ZeroAvia’s powertrain, the Celera will be able to fly long distances without emitting greenhouse gases. It will also be able to benefit from reduced operating costs thanks to low maintenance costs and the future reduction in hydrogen prices. Its range should be 1,000 nautical miles, or 1,850 km.
“ZeroAvia’s goal is to equip all aircraft with hydrogen electric engines. We consider this technology to be the most economical, easy to operate and most effective solution to drastically reduce the impact of aviation on climate change and air quality“, said William Otto, CEO of Otto Aviation.