Reaction Engines & Cranfield Aerospace expand collaboration on hydrogen aircraft technology

Reaction Engines, a global leader in thermal management solutions, and Cranfield Aerospace Solutions (CAeS), renowned pioneers of hydrogen fuel cell propulsion systems for aviation, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand their existing collaboration to explore further space travel applications for their zero-emission propulsion technology.

The MoU represents an expansion of both companies’ efforts to develop applications for their hydrogen fuel cell-based powertrain design and system integration capabilities across various sustainable aerospace platforms.

The agreement marks a significant step towards maximizing the potential of their collective expertise and delivering practical sustainable aviation solutions across a range of applications.

Tom Burvill, Director of Applied Technologies, Reaction Engines said, “Reaction Engines is delighted to expand our collaboration with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions, which marks a further step forward in the development of sustainable aerospace propulsion applications for our world-leading thermal management technology. This agreement builds on the close collaboration the two companies have established on Project Fresson, and this establishes a solid framework for developing new applications of our game-changing technology.”

Jenny Kavanagh, Chief Strategy Officer, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions said: “Since our initial collaboration began in 2021, the alliance between the two companies has flourished, with CAeS benefiting from Reaction Engine’s advanced thermal management expertise and Reaction Engines leveraging CAeS’ extensive route to market for the technology enabled by our integration and certification capabilities. This latest agreement demonstrates the strength of mutually beneficial collaboration and significantly expands our joint efforts to unlock new applications for our innovative hydrogen fuel cell technology.”

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