Questions tagged [hydrogen]

For questions about the use of hydrogen as a fuel source in aviation.

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How can adverse maneuverability due to a fuel tank behind the rear pressure bulkhead be mitigated in Airbus ZeroE hydrogen plane?

Airbus recently announced three concept aircraft for commercial use, powered by liquid hydrogen, with an ambition to have the plane in operation by 2035. https://www.airbus.com/innovation/zero-...
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Has anyone burned hydrogen in a turbine?

I am just wondering if supplying compressed hydrogen to a turbine would be a better fuel as it has three times the octane rating of kerosene. It just seems better all around.
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Can hydrogen gas be an alternative fuel source for a gas turbine engine?

I want to do research for an alternative fuel source for a commercial aircraft that will reduce the cost for flights. Will the hydrogen gas be ignited in the combustion chamber and produce enough ...
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Is there any work on improving fuel tanks so they could store hydrogen?

I think that hydrogen is among the best fuels for use in supersonic and hypersonic flight, is there any work on improving fuel tanks so they could store hydrogen? What would be the best state to ...
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Are there any programs to build a hydrogen powered airplane?

So called "renewable energy" is a buzzword these days. Auto manufacturers are starting to roll out hydrogen powered cars. Hydrogen may not currently be the most efficient or economic fuel for jet ...
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Would hydrogen fuel tanks on an airplane increase lift?

Since hydrogen is lighter than air, would hydrogen fuel tanks help provide lift for the airplane?