Air Liquide, Airbus, Incheon Airport, Korean Air form hydrogen aviation alliance
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Air Liquide, Airbus, Incheon Airport, Korean Air form hydrogen aviation alliance

South Korea’s Incheon International Airport will develop a roadmap for hydrogen usage within its operations as part of a new partnership formed today (Feb 10) with Air Liquide, Airbus and Korean Air.

Set to decarbonise both the airport itself and the wider aviation sector, the group will support both the deployment of hydrogen ecosystems to support both ground operations and hydrogen-powered commercial aircraft.

It is believed the above will be carried out in two steps. Firstly, the group will develop a roadmap to first develop hydrogen uses at and around Incheon Airport and then they will focus on the needed infrastructure to support hydrogen flights.

However, Incheon Airport is already ahead of the game when it comes to hydrogen, having already deployed two high-capacity hydrogen stations with Air Liquide which were started up in August last year (2021).

Francois Abrial, member of the Air Liquide Group’s Executive Committee supervising Asia-Pacific, said, “Momentum is building around hydrogen, notably with initiatives to accelerate the development of a more sustainable aviation.

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