Delta and Airbus began a collaboration to implement hydrogen-powered flights

Delta and Airbus began a collaboration to implement hydrogen-powered flights

Hydrogen power has great potential to accelerate air travel and achieve zero carbon emissions. It can become our daily reality as soon as possible, thanks to a new agreement between Delta and Airbus. As part of its Flight to Net Zero plan to scale and advance sustainable technology, Delta signed a Memorandum of Understanding to become the first airline in the U.S. to partner with Airbus on research and development of hydrogen-powered aircraft and ecosystems. "To move the future of sustainable aviation forward, we need to accelerate the development and commercialization of potentially breakthrough technologies," said Pam Fletcher, Delta's director of sustainability. "Hydrogen fuel is an exciting concept that can change the status quo. These steps create the groundwork for the next generation of aviation."

"To decarbonize aviation, we need to develop the right technology building blocks and a dynamic hydrogen ecosystem," said Julie Kitcher, executive vice president of Airbus Communications and corporate relations. "By working closely with key partners like Delta, we will combine the expertise and specific needs of our customers to ensure that our zero-emission aircraft are a game-changer in a sustainable aerospace industry."

This program builds on Delta Flight to Net Zero's ongoing efforts through coalitions that seek to bring the next chapter of aviation to life. Getting to Net Zero requires a holistic approach to decarbonization and collaboration in all corners of the industry. The announcement builds on Delta's recent investment through its pension plans in the TPG Rise Climate fund, which focuses on supporting climate solutions at scale. Delta also joined the First Movers Coalition, a public-private partnership and platform designed to accelerate and scale the development of advanced climate technologies.

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