Cranfield Aerospace Solutions (CAeS), has unveiled its newly refurbished hangar and R&D facility at the heart of Cranfield University campus. The facility, leased by CAeS has undergone major refurbishments as part of Cranfield University’s decarbonisation plan, with significant investment into reducing the building’s carbon footprint. The modernised and more environmentally friendly hangar will be used to modify CAeS’ Britten-Norman Islander, bound for conversion to a hydrogen-electric propulsion system for entry into service in 2026. It will also be used by CAeS to develop the procedures and processes required for the maintenance of future hydrogen-powered aircraft, while still maintaining its conventional

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