Boeing (Boeing) Flies First Fuel Cell Airplane

Boeing has successfully flown the very first hydrogen fuel cell-powered airplane in Madrid, the company announced.
A two-seat Dimona motor-glider with a 16.3 meter (53.5 foot) wingspan was used as the airframe. Built by Diamond Aircraft Industries of Austria, it was modified by BR&TE to include a Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell/lithium-ion battery hybrid system to power an electric motor coupled to a conventional propeller.
Is there a cooler industry R&D shop name than "Phantom Works"? I doubt it. Press Release [Boeing via Treehugger]
This entry was posted in aircraft and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Boeing (Boeing) Flies First Fuel Cell Airplane

  1. monopole says:

    Is there a cooler industry R&D shop name than “Phantom Works”?

    Of course there is: Skunkworks
    The original and the best (under Clarence L. “Kelly” Johnson)

  2. strider_mt2k says:

    Yep, Skunkworks FTW.

    LOL @ “Boeing (Boeing)”

  3. Scuba SM says:

    Third on the Skunk Works. The book by Ben R. Rich is a must read for all of those interested in Aviation and technology.

  4. dculberson says:

    Phantoms are cooler than skunks; Skunk Works is only cooler because of it’s history! Maybe Guitars and Laser Guns Works would top Phantom Works, but probably not much else.

  5. Anonymous says:

    and the best of all things – they used an Austrian platform for this test .. the Dimona is built in Wiener Neustadt, about 50 km south of Vienna, where i live

    Diamond Aircraft rocks .. !!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


More BB

Boing Boing Video

Flickr Pool




Displays ads via FM Tech

RSS and Email

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution. Boing Boing is a trademark of Happy Mutants LLC in the United States and other countries.

FM Tech