Aircraft manufacturer Beyond Aero has completed the flight test campaign of its hydrogen-electric propulsion system, with the powertrain architecture retrofitted to a ULA G1 SPYL-XL aircraft. The prototype, named the Blériot (named after the pioneering French aviator), completed ten takeoffs and two complete flights. During the course of the testing, the aircraft reached an altitude of 2,3000 feet AMSL and achieved a climbing speed of 110km/hr. The propulsion system, first unveiled at the Paris Air Show, derives two-thirds of its power from a hydrogen fuel cell, with the remaining third supplied by batteries. Three tanks of gaseous hydrogen stored at

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