Three years after first unveiling an aircraft concept 100% powered by hydrogen fuel cells, the team behind Airbus’ ZEROe project (aiming to bring the world’s first hydrogen-powered commercial aircraft to market by 2035) have successfully run the electric motors of the setup’s ‘iron pod’ using hydrogen fuel for the first time. As well as the hydrogen fuel cell system, the iron pod contains the electric motors needed to spin a propeller, as well as the units that control and keep them cool. “It was a huge moment for us because the architecture and design principles of the system are the

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