The airline manufacturer Airbus has unveiled ambitious plans the world's first zero-emission aircraft. The aerospace giant predicts its hydrogen-powered commercial airplanes could be service 2035. The concept revealed company engineers shows a shift away battery power. Many in the industry believe batteries are the way for carbon-zero airplanes. However, Airbus says batteries could prove impractical large airliners and have opted hydrogen propulsion. A company spokesperson said the transition to hydrogen would require "decisive action the entire aviation ecosystem". This means redesigned airports and significantly different refuelling infrastructure.
Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury said the company has three possible designs, one which will be adopted as a business enterprise. He said the three "ZEROe" designs represented "a historic moment the commercial aviation sector as a whole". Mr Faury said: "We intend to play a leading role the most important transition this industry has ever seen." He added that the use hydrogen as a fuel had "the potential to significantly reduce aviation's climate impact". Faury was upbeat the future, saying: " the support government and industrial partners, we can rise to this challenge to scale renewable energy and hydrogen the sustainable future the aviation industry."