The Future Begins Now:
HYFLY H167 at the GreenTech Festival

In the heart of Berlin, at the highly anticipated GreenTech Festival, which will take place from May 15-17, 2024, the HYFLY H167 project undoubtedly stands out as the star. This groundbreaking aviation technology project, supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and developed by Kasaero and PS-HyTech, is a promise for a sustainable future.

The GreenTech Festival is a platform for innovators and technologies of a green future and offers HYFLY H167 the perfect opportunity to showcase itself to a global audience. The atmosphere before the show is a mixture of excitement and curiosity: HYFLY H167 is equipped with an optimized fuel cell system that signals a new era in aviation technology. The heart of the project, a modular hydrogen-powered fuel cell engine, can deliver 70 kW of power. However, its true value lies in its environmental friendliness: it emits no CO2 during operation, which represents a decisive step towards the decarbonization of the aviation industry.

The technical details of the H167 fascinate experts. Its fuel cell uses hydrogen stored in specially manufactured spherical carbon fiber tanks. These tanks are not only lightweight but also cost-efficient, reducing operating costs by around 30% compared to conventional systems, while also simplifying integration into different types of aircraft.

With the support of the University of Stuttgart, the project team recently reached a milestone: in a ground test, the drive unit achieved an impressive 70 kW at 2000 rpm.

As the show approaches, anticipation is growing among visitors from around the world, potential investors and aviation enthusiasts for this exhibition, whose technology and potential already heralds a significant impact on the aviation sector. The HYFLY team plans to conduct the first flight soon, which will confirm the comprehensive functionality and performance of this innovative system. With the launch of the GreenTech Festival 2024, the aircraft powered by the HYFLY H167 propulsion system is not just an airplane. It is a glimmer of hope for the future and convincing proof that sustainable technology can change our world. A new era of clean, efficient and safe aviation, powered by green innovations, is on the horizon.

HYFLY presents H167: green hydrogen power for general aviation

The HYFLY H167: The modular hydrogen fuel cell power train for light aircraft.

HYFLY now offers OEMs and owners alike the capability to enter an era of carbon neutral flight with no compromises; the hydrogen fuel cell hybrid architecture of H167 delivers performance and endurance on par with legacy internal combustion engines for UL, LSA and TMG class aircraft.

Visit us at the AERO Friedrichshafen and experience how HYFLY revolutionises aircraft technology. After last year’s successful debut of the HYFLY electric power unit, we return this year with our latest results. Meet our demonstrator DS-2C/HY ahead of its upcoming first flight and learn more about our commitment to sustainable aviation. You’ll find us at the booth A7-321—we look forward to seeing you!

HYFLY wins the Sustainable Aviation Award 2023!

HYFLY, a ZIM-funded collaborative project between Kasaero, PS-HyTech, Flying Ad and the Technical University of Würzburg-Schweinfurt (THWS), has won the Sustainable Aviation Award 2023 in the category “Energy Sources and Propulsion Systems for Aviation”. The award recognizes the project’s pioneering work in developing the first fully integrated hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system for light aircraft, which enables quiet and CO2-free operation with a long range, setting a new standard for sustainable flying.

The HYFLY project grew out of a joint feasibility study conducted by Kasaero and PS-HyTech in 2020 to explore the potential and benefits of fuel cell applications for light aircraft. The project received public funding that enabled the two companies to design, develop and integrate the system into a flying demonstrator. Würzburg-Schweinfurt Technical University (THWS) joined the team and is conducting laboratory and ground tests of the fuel cell system and powertrain. FlyingAD in Austria supports the project in planning and conducting flight tests as well as practical evaluation.

As part of the HYFLY project, PS-HyTech’s new pressurized hydrogen tank was unveiled, offering a 50% weight and cost advantage over previously available solutions. The overall system enables a 30% reduction in operating costs compared to conventional propulsion systems, representing a turning point in the industry. The tank and propulsion system will be installed in the Dornier Seawings DS-2C/HY amphibious aircraft, allowing the German-registered ultralight to achieve a maximum flight time of five hours, two hours more than the original Rotax internal combustion engine variant.

Kasaero is actively driving inventiveness in general aviation as an aircraft developer, manufacturer, supplier and certification expert. The HYFLY project is scalable, and the team is actively seeking partners who are willing to invest in both a financially and environmentally sustainable way. Specifically, aircraft manufacturers or OEMs can help the team take the next steps, including integrating their next system into the already EASA CS-23 certified Flight Design F2e aircraft.

The HYFLY project is an important milestone in the aviation industry’s quest for sustainable solutions and demonstrates that the aviation industry is taking responsibility for its impact on the environment and working to reduce emissions. The HYFLY project sets a new benchmark for sustainable aviation and will undoubtedly pave the way for further innovation in the future.

 

The HYFLY project has shown that it is possible to push the boundaries of aviation technology while taking the environment into account. Thanks to the commitment and expertise of the HYFLY team, we can look forward to a future where flying is not only quiet, efficient and safe, but also sustainable.

 

For more information about Kasaero, please visit www.kasaero.de    

For more information about PS-Hy Tech, please visit www.ps-hytech.de

For more information about THWS, please visit www.thws.de

For more Information about FlyingAD, please visit www.flyingad.at

green hydrogen for general aviation

HYFLY is creating the first fully integrated hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system on light aircraft. It delivers quiet, long-range operation and zero CO2 emissions, setting new standard for sustainable flight

Flyer 2023

green hydrogen for general aviation

HYFLY is creating the first fully integrated hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system on light aircraft. It delivers quiet, long-range operation and zero CO2 emissions, setting new standard for sustainable flight

Flyer 2023

green hydrogen for general aviation

We are pleased to announce that the Dornier DS-2C/HY will serve as a flying bed for the hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system. The propulsion system is developed by Kasaero GmbH, THWS Schweinfurt and PS-HyTech GmbH as part of the HYFLY ZIM project.

The aircraft to be retrofitted with the hydrogen propulsion system has just arrived at our workshop and work on it has already begun. Stay tuned for updates from the workshop and our electronics lab!

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HYFLY is the hydrogen cooperation platform of Kasaero and PS-HyTech . “Engineering Made in Germany”

Kasaero redefines the limits of flying together with outstanding customers. The company carries out research, development, construction and approval in the aviation industry and is one of the pioneers in electric flight. https://www.kasaero.de

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