The world’s first electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft completed a successful maiden flight in the recent past. The Lilium Jet is a revolutionary all-electric aircraft for up to five passengers and is the first jet of its kind in the world. This is the first step in the company’s mission to make flying more efficient and environmentally friendly. The goal of this invention at ZeroAvia is to make air travel faster, cleaner, and more accessible for everyone. This is the first step in the company’s mission to make flying more efficient and environmentally friendly.
How ZeroAvia works
ZeroAvia’s ZERO-EMISSION Aircraft concept aims to reinvent flying for mass consumption. ZeroAvia’s new concept improves fuel efficiency by 100-fold compared to today’s aircrafts. It eliminates engines, producing electric power directly from hydrogen to drive a motor. ZeroAvia’s new concept is powered by fuel cell-electric hybrid engine technology. Hydrogen is regenerated in a fuel cell to create electricity, and then stored in battery packs. An onboard fuel cell converts this electricity into water and electricity.
A quick fill-up will take five minutes, making it possible to refuel for short-haul flights. Because fuel is available as a byproduct of the electrolysis process, zero-emission ZERO-EMISSION Aircrafts don’t require new infrastructure like hydrogen stations or pipelines (Crunchbase).
Why is ZeroAvia a great solution?
Offering the first practical zero-emission solution for long-distance aviation will have significant implications for air traffic management (ATM) worldwide. The overall cost of flying a short-haul cargo flight with ZeroAvia’s hydrogen-electric aircraft will be around one-fifth that of today’s diesel solution. No carbon emissions are generated in normal flight. This innovative approach will require the industry to completely change the way we build aircraft in order to develop the necessary infrastructure. ZeroAvia’s novel solution is already being investigated by governments around the world.
The benefits of a ZeroAvia airplane
A ZeroAvia aircraft would achieve electric propulsion without a combustion engine and/or combustion turbine. Instead, the ZeroAvia aircraft will have a two-axis thrust vectoring twin motor. This twin motor will be able to supply 300kW of continuous power to the propulsion motors, 300kW of full-duration power to the turbine, and 100kW of sustained power to the DC motor.