Building off an initial Letter of Intent (LoI), the hydrogen conversion kits will be used for the nine-seat Britten Norman Islander aircraft, the recent additions compliment a separate LoI for the supply of 10 conversion kits for 19-seater aircrafts.

H2 View understands the kits for larger aircraft will be based on scale-up version of CAeS’ nine-seater specific modification kit, which will see collaboration between EVIA AERO and CAeS on the development of performance specifications and on maintenance requirements.

“We have developed a fantastic relationship with EVIA AERO and are delighted that their confidence in CAeS’ capabilities continues to grow with the signing of additional orders for 9-seat Britten-Norman Islander modification kits and our future 19-seat aircraft,” said Paul Hatton, CEO of CAeS. “By working together, we can make zero-emissions flight a reality.”

CAeS is leading the so-called Project Fresson, which aims to use recent advances in hydrogen fuel cell technology to develop a commercially viable retrofit powertrain solution for Britten Norman Island planes.

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Florian Kruse, founder and CEO, commented, “Our joint mission with CAeS for sustainable aviation has been very successful in recent months. More and more airports are committing to our system, which is based on the entire value chain of sustainable aviation.

“To meet the needs of the markets for the future, we have decided to order more conversion kits, and to set out with Cranfield Aerospace for a future with 19-seaters for regional traffic. As it stands, our order book is complete for the rest of the decade.”

H2 View’s Hydrogen Mobility Snap Summit – November 29

With the mobility pillar consistently a hot topic for hydrogen markets and arguably the most anticipated and relatable application of the energy transition, H2 View stages a Mobility Snap Summit this November to summarise the progress made in 2022 and look ahead to what’s still to come.

Infrastructure challenges remain. Questions linger over policy and implementation. Many wonder which strand of the transport sector will blaze the trail in hydrogen power first, and likewise which region. There are clear challenges ahead, yet considerable progress made in 2022 and bright spots ahead in 2023 and beyond.

Join H2 View this November for a half-day online event dedicated to unearthing the progress made, dissecting the challenges to be met and establishing the state-of-play across mobility as 2023 approaches. Find more information here.

Premium Subscribers to H2 View have access to this event as part of their subscription package; non-subscribers can secure access to the event with a delegate ticket ($99). All delegates can access the event on-demand from 1st December.