Expected Impact

The successful implementation of H2ELIOS will

  • have a significant impact on the aviation industry, helping to de-carbonize it and pave the way for hydrogen-powered aircraft.
  • contribute to the advancement of hydrogen storage technology and the use of sustainable materials in the aerospace industry.
  • support the overall goal of achieving climate neutrality in the aviation sector by 2050.
  • accelerate the entry into market in 2035 (or earlier) of a zero-emission aircraft and contribute to the competitiveness of the EU market.
  • allow flight demonstrations are planned for 2026 under the umbrella of CAJU.
  • enable LH2 as fuel in aviation. This reduces 100% of CO2 emissions during operation and up to 90% of GHG impact with a fuel cell powerplant and up to 75% of GHG emissions with H2 combustion powerplant.