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The airline manufacturer Airbus has [unveiled / involved] ambitious plans for the world's first zero-emission aircraft. The aerospace [giant / gigantic] predicts its hydrogen-powered commercial airplanes could be [on / in] service by 2035. The concept revealed by company engineers shows a [return / shift] away from battery power. Many in the industry believe batteries are the way [backward / forward] for carbon-zero airplanes. However, Airbus says batteries could prove [impractical / impartial] for large airliners and have opted for hydrogen propulsion. A company spokesperson said the [translation / transition] to hydrogen would require "decisive action from the [entirety / entire] aviation ecosystem". [This / Thus] means redesigned airports and significantly different [refuelling / recharging] infrastructure.

Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury said the company has three [possibly / possible] designs, one of which will [be / been] adopted as a business enterprise. He said the three "ZEROe" [designates / designs] represented "a historic moment for the commercial aviation [section / sector] as a whole". Mr Faury said: "We [intense / intend] to play a leading role in the most important transition this industry has [ever / even] seen." He added that the use of hydrogen as a fuel had "the [potent / potential] to significantly reduce aviation's climate impact". Faury was [downbeat / upbeat] about the future, saying: "With the support from government and industrial partners, we can [rise / raise] up to this challenge to scale up renewable energy and hydrogen for the [sustenance / sustainable] future of the aviation industry."

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