Being developed as part of AVL’s contribution to the BALIS project, with the company calling this the “world’s first’ test field for fuel cell propulsion systems in the megawatt range providing the initiative with sufficient capacity to explore hydrogen propulsion.

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AVL’s role in the project is to serve as a system partner with its container design solutions, which allow flexible integration of various different technologies in the test environment.

This could radically support the hydrogen propulsion research and development and support the project in creating a zero-emission solution for aircraft with the BLAIS project aiming to create a hydrogen-fuelled 60-passenger carrier.

AVL has said that its extensive core areas of expertise provide the best opportunities to master the complexity of integrating the propulsion system for aeronautical applications.


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