Beyond Aero plans a flight of its two-seat demonstrator in 2022

We’ve already told you about this start-up founded in 2020 by two alumni of the ISAE-SUPAERO (National Higher French Institute of Aeronautics and Space) and the École Polytechnique (polytechnic). According to the local press, Beyond Aero recently unveiled its two-seat hydrogen-powered demonstrator project, called Blériot. It will be based on a G1 microlight, an ultralight aircraft designed in France. The aircraft will be retrofitted with its combustion engine replaced by a fuel cell and an electric motor. Eloa Guillotin, the co-founder and president of the company, believes that it will be “one of the first hydrogen-powered demonstrators in Europe capable of carrying passengers.”

The start-up Beyond Aero based in Toulouse (South of France) plans to have this hydrogen-powered demonstrator in the air by the end of 2022. This is the first step towards building a five to seven seat business jet for European transport.

Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King.

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After an unusual career (3 years in the French army followed by a 3-year degree in Applied Foreign Languages), it was my passion for environmental issues that finally caught up with me and led me to join Seiya Consulting and H2 Today in June 2022. First as an end-of-study internship, then as Marketing & Communication Manager and translator at Hydrogen Today.

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