Icelandair, Ravn and Air Nostrum sign letters of intent for hydrogen kits
16.07.2021 – 01:37 UTC
Icelandair Group, Ravn Alaska (7H, Anchorage Ted Stevens) and Air Nostrum (YW, Valencia Manises) have signed letters of intent (LOI) with Universal Hydrogen, an American start-up developing conversion kits replacing turboprop engines with hydrogen power plants easily using exchangeable fuel cells.
The Icelandic holding company has signed a letter of intent for an undisclosed number of kits for its Dash 8 aircraft fleet. According to the advanced ch-aviation fleets module, Air Iceland Connect currently operates three DHC-8-Q200s and two DHC-8-Q400 under the brand of its parent company Icelandair.
“Universal Hydrogen’s work on logistics and fuel services as well as on aircraft conversions would allow us to accelerate our quest for a fully carbon-free domestic fleet,” said Group President and CEO Icelandair, Bogi Nils Bogason, pledging that the group will be “one of the first adopters that could bring hydrogen Dash 8s to our skies over the next few years.”
Ravn Alaska has committed to purchase five conversion kits for its De Havilland Aircraft of Canada turboprop. It currently operates ten DHC-8-100s and one DHC-8-300 …