As part of a new Memorandum of Understanding, signed at the Paris Airshow, Air Liquide will strengthen its relationship with H2FLY, by providing its expertise on liquid hydrogen for onboard and on-ground infrastructure.

Air Liquide is currently working on several projects around that challenge, notably the HEAVEN Project in association with H2FLY EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies GmbH, Fundación Ayesa German Aerospace Center (DLR), and Pipistrel Vertical Solutions.

The objective of the HEAVEN project is to develop and integrate a fuel cell system and liquid hydrogen fuel system into H2FLY’s HY4 aircraft, which will be the first aircraft powered by liquid hydrogen, capable of carrying two to four people. In collaboration with H2FLY, Air Liquide designed, manufactured, integrated and tested the liquid H2 tank.