ZeroAvia will explore converting Cessna Caravan Seaplanes using its hydrogen-electric propulsion technology, already flight tested in six-seat PAX airframe and with 19-seat testbed flight imminent
FARNBOROUGH, England, July 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — ZeroAviathe leader in developing zero-emission solutions for commercial aviation, today announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to partner with The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) to test and develop zero-emission travel across a new luxury tourism destination with a focus on environmental sustainability and regeneration.
TRSDC plans to operate a fleet of around 30 seaplane variants of the Cessna Caravan to transport guests across the destination. ZeroAvia has been commissioned to explore retrofitting the planes with its powertrain technology and test its viability for offering clean, commercial travel.
Under the deal, TRSDC and ZeroAvia will work together to develop the technology, including collaborating on a roadmap for delivering the production, supply and infrastructure necessary to support hydrogen-powered air travel in Saudi Arabia.
The partnership is part of TRSDC’s ambition to offer fully sustainable connectivity across its destination, including zero-emission flights.
“In order to achieve our ambitions, we’ve had to become much more than a real estate developer. We are an incubator of ideas, leveraging the most innovative concepts and technologies to help us deliver a new archetype for tourism, which pushes beyond sustainability to deliver regeneration for people and planet. Clean, green transport is fundamental to realizing that aim, which is why we’re working with forward-thinking partners such as ZeroAvia, to bring about a new way of travelling,” said John Pagano…