Hydrogen fuel cell aircraft Hy4 receives permit-to-fly

The world’s first four-seat hydrogen fuel cell aircraft Hy4 is ready for the next stage of development – the authorities have now granted permission for test flights. The research team presented the latest generation of emission-free powertrain technology at Stuttgart Airport on Friday, December 11. It will be applied in regional aircraft with up to 40 passengers within the next ten years.

In his welcoming address, Federal Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer said about the reached milestone for climate-friendly passenger flights: “The Hy4 hydrogen aircraft is innovative, quiet and climate-friendly. It shows that carbon-free aviation is already possible and feasible today. This new way of flying has what it takes to change mobility with lasting effect. Germany is a pioneer in this high-tech sector: Hy4 is the world’s first four-seater passenger aircraft that flies fully electric with a fuel cell. This is innovative power made in Germany. It secures jobs and creates value in our country.”