ZeroAvia and Stuttgart-based flyv have signed an agreement that will see the partners explore powering flyv’s on-demand, low-fare flight operations using ZeroAvia’s hydrogen-electric engines.

Under the agreement, ZeroAvia and flyv will explore regional air mobility networks across Europe, as well as the potential economic and passenger benefits of introducing fuel cell-powered flight.

“Flying can be the cleanest, quickest and cheapest way to travel in the near future given the rapid progress of zero-emission propulsion technology,” said James Peck, Chief Customer Officer, ZeroAvia. “It’s exciting to work with an innovative start-up airline like flyv that is rethinking the status quo to extend the benefits of flying.”

“As a low-cost, on-demand airline, we are proactively analysing how to enhance efficiency and operational stability in a rapidly evolving world,” said Anton Lutz, co-founder, flyvbird. “With policies across the EU steadily making operating fossil fuel flight more costly and difficult, it is crucial for us to align with partners like ZeroAvia today to prepare for a truly sustainable future. With ZeroAvia’s recent successes in engine development and testing, the feasibility of this innovative approach is clearer than ever.”

Image: ZeroAvia and flyv