Transport Research and Innovation Grants: Zero Emission Flight
The UK Government committed in the Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution to invest in R&D into the infrastructure upgrades required at UK airports to incorporate battery and hydrogen-powered aircraft into their day-to-day operations. Funding will be available to support cutting edge research and development work to help build the UK airports and airfields of the future, ensuring they are equipped to support the UK’s ambition to deliver a first zero emission commercial flight later this decade, and provide a lasting, sustainable, future airport and airfield infrastructure for hydrogen and electric-powered aircraft.
The programme will run within the 2021/22 financial year with a range of opportunities for industry and academia to participate in grant funding, workshop and demonstration activity. The programme’s findings will be published to benefit the whole of the UK aviation sector.