EVIA AERO, a company focusing on providing zero emissions sub-regional air services across northern Europe, and Cranfield Aerospace Solutions, a UK SME developing a hydrogen fuel cell conversion of the 9-seat Britten Norman Islander, have signed a letter of intent for 10 hydrogen fuel cell propelled conversion kits for Britten Norman Islander aircraft.

Florian Kruse, EVIA AERO Founder & CEO said: “We are very happy to enter this letter of intent arrangement with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions for the 10 aircraft. These aircraft will support EVIA AERO’S plans to develop sustainable aviation around the northern coasts of Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark and will contribute to the environmental concerns and goals of the region.

“By working closely with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions and their quickly evolving hydrogen aircraft solution, combined with EVIA AERO’S commercial knowledge of the markets in Europe, EVIA AERO is excited about the future and the application of this aircraft to fulfil the emerging need.”

Inter-connected transportation system

Paul Hutton, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions CEO, added: “CAeS is delighted to be signing this LoI with EVIA AERO. In a world desperate to reduce its carbon emissions and with the reduced operational costs promised by this new technology, zero-emissions flight on small aircraft such as the Islander offers another solution for sub-regional travel – one that could be part of an inter-connected transportation system; a complimentary service to existing ground networks, serving those routes that are either poorly served by road or rail or are highly congested.

“EVIA AERO’S plans represents a shining example of how sub-regional travel will change with the advent of zero-emissions aviation”.

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