Tanzania’s Auric Air takes delivery of first Dash 8-100

Icelandair, Ravn, Air Nostrum sign LOIs for hydrogen kits

16.07.2021 – 01:37 UTC

Icelandair Group, Ravn Alaska (7H, Anchorage Ted Stevens), and Air Nostrum (YW, Valencia Manises) have signed Letters of Intent (LOIs) with Universal Hydrogen, a US start-up developing conversion kits replacing turboprop engines with hydrogen powerplants using easily exchangeable fuel cells.

The Icelandic holding signed an LOI for an undisclosed number of kits for its fleet of Dash 8 aircraft. According to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module, Air Iceland Connect currently operates three DHC-8-Q200s and two DHC-8-Q400s under its parent’s brand Icelandair.

“Universal Hydrogen’s work across both fuel logistics and services as well as aircraft conversions would allow us to accelerate our pursuit of a fully decarbonised domestic fleet,” Icelandair Group President and CEO Bogi Nils Bogason said, pledging that the group would be “an early adopter that could bring hydrogen-powered Dash 8s to our skies in the next several years.”

Ravn Alaska committed to purchasing five conversion kits for its De Havilland Aircraft of Canada turboprops. It currently operates ten DHC-8-100s and one DHC-8-300


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Publish date : 2021-07-20 15:39:00

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