Airbus to turn several airports into hydrogen hubs in North America

Airbus hydrogen hubs
Airbus to turn several airports into hydrogen hubs in North America

In three separate press releases, Airbus has announced agreements with the US airports of Atlanta and Houston and the Canadian airports of Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. The aim of the cooperation is to develop hydrogen infrastructures by 2035.

Airbus is gradually expanding its network of hydrogen hubs across France, the UK, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Singapore, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand. The United States was already part of the network, but the aircraft manufacturer is adding new airports. In fact, Airbus has announced an agreement with Houston airports (including George Bush Intercontinental Airport), as well as with the Center for Houston’s Future, which is one of the founders of the HyVelocity hub (one of the 7 selected by the Biden administration).

Another agreement involves Airbus, Delta and Plug with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The aim is to carry out a study to determine by 2026 whether the hub can accommodate hydrogen for aircraft refuelling. This is the busiest hub in the world. It is worth noting that Delta has been a partner of Airbus in its ZEROe programme since 2022.

Finally, an agreement has been signed with ZeroAvia and three Canadian airports: Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR). This is the first time that a hydrogen-related memorandum of understanding of this scale has been signed in Canada.

Airbus now has agreements with airports in 13 countries around the world to deploy hydrogen.

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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Mariem Ben Tili

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Laurent Meillaud

Freelance automotive journalist and consultant, author as well, focused on technologies and new trends for more than 30 years, convinced that hydrogen is one of the energies for the future.

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