Boeing Introduces Fuel Cell Demonstrator at Farnborough

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Farnborough attendees can see the Boeing Phantom Works Fuel Cell Demonstrator on display at the show for the first time. Based on a Dimona motor glider, the two-seater aircraft has become a single seater. The aircraft contains compressors to feed air to the fuel cell, plus pumps to cool down the 75hp. There are lithium-ion batteries on board, as well as a hydrogen tank. The aircraft can fly for up to sixty minutes at 100kmh.

British company Intelligent Energy's Christopher Dodfield said: "We're always trying to increase the power density." The company is also working on const reduction and anticipates that in a decade's time the technology should be advanced enough to kit out conventional aircraft.