Pioneering Innovation through Collaboration in Aviation

Cranfield Aerospace Hydrogen powered aircraft

Cranfield Aerospace Solutions is pioneering a hydrogen-powered demonstrator aircraft, fueled by technology partnerships with Reaction Engines, Evolito, and Ricardo. Together, they conquer aviation challenges in thermal management, motor solutions, and hydrogen technology, advancing sustainable flight.

Hydrogen aircraft technology overview – Cranfield Aerospace

Hydrogen aircraft Islander California

Cranfield Aerospace Solutions is converting a conventional Britten-Norman Islander aircraft to hydrogen propulsion (Project Fresson). The aircraft will demonstrate the viability of hydrogen aircraft technology as a solution to aviation’s sustainability challenges. The Hydrogen Islander Demonstrator Aircraft The demonstrator aircraft is set to begin a test flight programme in 2024, with the view to certifying […]

Chief Test Pilot for future hydrogen aircraft

Chief Test Pilot for Cranfield Aerospace Solutions' hydrogen aircraft

Project Fresson – the development of a hydrogen aircraft by converting an existing Britten-Norman Islander aircraft to that of gaseous hydrogen propulsion, is a project lead by Cranfield Aerospace Solutions, and forms the foundations of the company’s plans to produce new aircraft designs of up to 100 seats, optimized around zero-emissions technology. The Islander aircraft has a rigorous testing […]

The women making zero-emissions flight a reality

cranfield aerospace international women's day

To celebrate Women of Aviation Week, National Careers Week and International Women’s Day we are highlighting some of our exceptional female employees making zero-emissions flight a reality.