HyPERION: paving the way for civil aviation hydrogen propulsion 06-20-2023 |  1 minute


An important step in the aeronautical technology roadmap

ArianeGroup has successfully tested the concept of a hydrogen conditioning system capable of supplying an aeronautical gas turbine.

This achievement is the culmination of the HyPERION joint research undertaking set up by Safran, Airbus, and ArianeGroup in 2020.

The project goal was to explore safe and efficient technical hydrogen propulsion solutions which could offer an alternative to fossil fuel for commercial aviation.

The project builds on ArianeGroup’s experience in liquid hydrogen developed over decades working on Ariane launcher propulsion.

This demonstration is the first step in expanding ArianeGroup’s space technologies to aeronautical applications.

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