China Becomes Third Country to Test Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft

Monday, 9 January, 2017 - 14:00

According to local media on Monday, the aircraft was developed by scientists from the northeast Liaoning province on the basis of RX1E two-seat electric aircraft.

The test flight was held in Shenyang, with the plane reaching an altitude of 320 meters (some 1050 feet) above the ground.

The aircraft is equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell capable of producing 20 kilowatt of energy, necessary for the operation of the on-board systems, electric motor and battery charging. So far, apart from China only the United States and Germany tested aircraft with a hydrogen fuel cell.