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Dovetail Electric Aviation to develop electric propulsion system with hydrogen fuel cell system

June 21, 2023

Dovetail Electric Aviation (Dovetail) is proud to announce that Hyundai Motor Group’s HTWO is to supply a hydrogen fuel cell system for electric aviation powertrain trials. HTWO is a fuel cell system-based hydrogen business brand of Hyundai Motor Group.

Dovetail will use HTWO’s fuel cell system for initial testing in Australia, to be integrated with Dovetail’s Iron Bird, that was successfully tested last February, and that integrates a +250kw aviation electric motor with all the required power electronics and controls.

Dovetail will run the HTWO’s fuel cell system as a prior step to full scale trials, and a future first flight as early as next year. This breakthrough will bring the Australian aviation industry one step closer to a greener and more sustainable future.

Under this agreement, Dovetail will utilise HTWO’s proven hydrogen technology from the world’s best-selling FCEV and apply the learnings to aviation for its proprietary integrated powerplant.

HTWO has been at the forefront of ushering in the hydrogen economy with the world’s best-selling fuel cell electric vehicle and has revealed its Hydrogen Vision 2040, making hydrogen energy available to “everyone, everything and everywhere.” With this vision, HTWO is developing new hydrogen business opportunities for various applications with diverse partners.

“Dovetail Electric Aviation is excited to work with HTWO, a global leader in hydrogen fuel cell technology,” said David Doral, CEO of Dovetail Electric Aviation. “This opportunity will enable us to combine our expertise in aviation with HTWO’s expertise in fuel cell technology to develop innovative solutions for a sustainable future in aviation.”

HTWO ‘s expertise in fuel cell technology, coupled with Dovetail’s proprietary aviation technology, will bring significant advancements to the aerospace industry. This opportunity will allow Dovetail Electric Aviation to continue to develop and refine its electric propulsion system, enhancing it with the power of hydrogen and extending its applicability and value for future operators.

Dovetail Electric Aviation and HTWO are committed to driving innovation in the aviation industry and promoting sustainable solutions for a greener future. This partnership marks a significant step towards achieving these goals and creating a better world for generations to come.

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