On behalf of: ZeroAvia
Type: Advisory Services
Domain: Environment, Innovation
CAAi is providing regulatory advisory services to support the design and development of ZeroAvia’s hydrogen fuel cell electric propulsion system.
Since its inception in 2018, ZeroAvia has been working with aircraft operators, owners, and manufacturers towards supplying the world’s breakthrough zero-emission engines and the infrastructure and fuel to power a revolution in greener flight. During the next phase in ZeroAvia’s journey to zero-emission aviation, it plans to install 600kW hydrogen-electric powertrains on 9-19 seat demonstrator aircraft, replacing the conventional engines. By examining the safety and regulatory aspects with CAAi, ZeroAvia aims to achieve Type Certification for the retrofitted hydrogen-electric powered aircraft by the end of 2024.
The company is targeting standalone Type Certification for aspects of its powerplant (Electric Propulsion System, Power Generation System) in the same way that a turbine engine is certified today. This then facilitates installation on various airframes via an airframe-specific Supplemental Type Certificate.
Design and certification specialists from CAAi are tasked with conducting a programme of workshops with ZeroAvia to identify gaps in Certification Specifications and safety requirements that may warrant modifications to the hydrogen-electric propulsion system.
For more information: https://caainternational.com/zeroavia/