Electric plane hits the skies in 'UK first' for climate-friendly flight

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The six-seater hydrogen fuel cell aircraft took flight at Cranfield Airport in Bedfordshire | Credit: ZeroAvia
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The six-seater hydrogen fuel cell aircraft took flight at Cranfield Airport in Bedfordshire | Credit: ZeroAvia

ZeroAvia hails major milestone for zero carbon flight as six-seater aircraft completes test flight at Cranfield Airport

The UK's "first ever" successful test flight of a commercial-scale, electric aircraft took place at Cranfield Airport yesterday, green aviation specialist ZeroAvia has confirmed. Yesterday's successful...

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