Make Hydrogen Happen

American Airlines has entered into a conditional purchase agreement with clean aviation innovator ZeroAvia for 100 hydrogen (H2)-electric engines intended to power regional jet aircraft with zero inflight emissions, save for water vapor.

In addition, American has increased its investment in ZeroAvia. American made its first investment in ZeroAvia in 2022 and has also now participated in the company‚Äôs Series C financing round. The engine agreement follows the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) the companies announced in 2022.

ZeroAvia is developing H2-electric (fuel cell-powered) engines for commercial aircraft, which offer the potential for close to zero inflight emissions. The company is flight testing a prototype for a 20-seat plane and designing an engine for larger aircraft such as the Bombardier CRJ700, which American operates on certain regional routes.

[Read more on the H2-tech website]