Universal Hydrogen presents ATR-72 hydrogen refueling logistics

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On November 1, 2023, Universal Hydrogen demonstrated on the ATR-72 the loading and unloading of its modular hydrogen capsules in the aircraft, on the F50 operational apron at Toulouse Blagnac airport.

A simulation of ground refueling during a rotation

Universal Hydrogen, a hydrogen supply service provider that uses unique modular hydrogen capsule technology, announced on November 1, 2023 that it had completed an operational demonstration of the loading and unloading of its modular hydrogen capsules on its aircraft. ATR-72 test. Simultaneously, the company also presented the refueling logistics solution for its new H2AmpCart, designed and developed in partnership with JBT AeroTech, and which will serve as a hydrogen fuel cell-powered mobile battery charger for Ground Support Equipment (GSE). ) electric.

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Airlines, airports, official authorities and equipment manufacturers who are part of the Airport Compatibility of Alternative Aviation Fuels Task Force (ACAAF TF) attended the demonstration which was held in Toulouse. Supported by the Airport Council International World (ACI), this group promotes the implementation of new technologies in airports.

A successful simulation

The demonstration on the ATR-72 showed the loading and unloading of Universal Hydrogen’s modular hydrogen capsules into the aircraft, simulating a rotation procedure, and took place on the F50 operational apron of Toulouse Blagnac airport. Close collaboration between Toulouse Blagnac Airport, its safety and security partners, as well as the ground handling company, Groupe 3S, responsible for ground operations, enabled the demonstration to take place smoothly and successfully.

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