Regional Australian airline Skytrans has partnered with Stralis Aircraft, to develop and trial Australia’s first hydrogen-electric propulsion aeroplane. The zero-emissions hydrogen-electric propulsion system (HEPS) will be installed on a Beech 1900D Airliner with the trial flight to occur in North Queensland, demonstrating the technology is reliable for tough local conditions and the area’s pristine ecosystems. Skytrans – which is part-owned by Former Queensland and Cowboys star Johnathan Thurston, is part of an Australian collaboration pioneering hydrogen propulsion technology for commercial aircraft. Chief Executive Officer Alan Milne said: “We are proud to be leading the nation in developing its hydrogen industry

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