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Dovetail Electric Aviation to use Hyundai hydrogen fuel cell in testing

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E-aviation business Dovetail Electric Aviation has announced that Hyundai Motor Group’s HTWO will supply a hydrogen fuel cell system for testing.

In a statement on Wednesday, Dovetail said it would integrate HTWO’s system for initial testing in Australia, integrating it with Dovetail’s Iron Bird. HTWO is the hydrogen business brand of Hyundai.

Iron Bird completed its initial ground tests in February, using a prototype magni250 electric motor from MagniX. 

“Dovetail will run the HTWO’s fuel cell system as a prior step to full scale trials, and a future first flight as early as next year,” the company said in a joint statement with regional airline Rex.

“This breakthrough will bring the Australian aviation industry one step closer to a greener and more sustainable future.”

Rex announced a 20 per cent stake in Dovetail in April. Dovetail’s focus is on retrofitting its propulsion systems to turbine-powered light aircraft, particularly for regional flights.

Picture: credit Dovetail

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