A new clean aviation technology venture, HEROPS (Hydrogen-Electric Zero Emission Propulsion System) is underway, with MTU Aero Engines leading several partners to develop a hydrogen-powered electric powertrain. Building on MTU’s Flying Fuel Cell (FFC), the research initiative is seeking to develop technologies for a climate-neutral, hydrogen-electric powertrain capable of powering regional aircraft from 2035. In the next three years, the project plans to ground-test a HEROPS ground demonstrator with 1.2 megawatts of power, alongside proving the feasibility and ultimate scalability of the new technologies. HEROPS is run by the Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking (CAJU), the European Union’s leading research and

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