Icelandair explores the possibility of electric and hydro powered flights. | Icelandair
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07/15/2021 | 7:00 AM

Exploring the possibility of electric and hydro powered flight

We are proud to be among the first airlines to explore the possibilities of electric and hydro power. Icelandair has signed Letters of Intent on two exciting projects that aim to decarbonize flying, a goal that could revolutionize the carbon footprint of domestic flight in as little as a few years. The first is with Universal Hydrogen, a company that has designed a hydrogen conversion kit for regional aircraft such as our DASH-8 aircraft. The second project is with Heart Aerospace, which has the goal of electrifying regional air travel. 

We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and believe we are in a good position to become one of the world’s first airlines to fully decarbonize our domestic network. Heart Aerospace and Universal Hydrogen have introduced exciting solutions for regional aviation that are expected to be available in a few years. As technology advances, we hope to be able to use the experience from decarbonizing our domestic services to accelerate the implementation of carbon-neutral energy to power our international flights.

We have worked with Heart Aerospace for some time and will now start an in-depth analysis with Universal Hydrogen. At the same time, we will start discussions with other stakeholders, such as electricity and hydrogen producers, transport companies, and airport operators.

the rear of an electric-powered aircraft with a door open and two members of staff loading the vessel with energy capsules