langue fr MTU Aero Engines AG - 02/06/2023

Flying Fuel CellTM (FFC): Potentially full electrification for virtually emissions-free flight

In another revolutionary propulsion concept, MTU is investigating options for a full electrification of the powertrain. This, too, forms part of the second stage of Claire and is scheduled for completion by 2035. We see the greatest potential in converting hydrogen into electricity with the help of a fuel cell. We call this concept the Flying Fuel CellTM, or FFC for short.

The FFC is set to be deployed initially on short-haul routes in regional air traffic. It can reduce climate impact by 95 percent, to virtually zero, which means it is nearly emissions-free: it emits only water.

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