SNC-Lavalin to support EAG on hydrogen technologies
December 6, 2021 By Wings Staff
Project management company SNC-Lavalin Inc. of Montreal entered into a strategic agreement with the UK’s Electric Aviation Group around H2ERA, a planned zero emission, regional aircraft to be fueled by hybrid hydrogen-electric technology. The collaboration involves Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin.
“The increasing international demand for air transport means the development of clean aircraft technologies is critical to driving down global carbon emissions.” said Ian Edwards, President and CEO of SNC-Lavalin.
The partnership offers Electric Aviation Group (EAG) access to SNC-Lavalin’s aerospace capabilities and resources as it progresses its proprietary hybrid electric and hydrogen technologies. EAG expects to launch its H2ERA aircraft in 2030 as the world’s first true zero 90-seater regional aircraft.
“EAG aims to be the market leader in developing disruptive sustainable technologies for the transportation industry with an acute focus on hydrogen powered aviation,” said Kamran Iqbal, Founder and CEO of Electric Aviation Group. “Central to achieving this is teaming up with best-in-class industrial and academic partners to codevelop the key building blocks to realize our goals.”
Atkins’ Aerospace team will provide EAG with strategic business and technical support for commercialization, including advisory services, safety assessments, specification, integration and certification.