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United invests in zero-emission engines for regional aircraft – Travel Weekly UK

United claims it has become the largest airline to invest in zero-emission, hydrogen-electric engines for regional aircraft.

The move takes it closer to achieving its goal to be 100% green by reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 100% by 2050, without relying on traditional carbon offsets.

Thanks to a new equity stake in ZeroAvia, a hydrogen-electric specialist, United expects to buy up to 100 of the company’s zero-emission, 100% hydrogen-electric engines.

The engine could be fitted to existing United Express aircraft as early as 2028.

Scott Kirby, chief executive of United, said: “Hydrogen-electric engines are one of the most promising paths to zero-emission air travel for smaller aircraft, and this investment will keep United out in front on this important emerging technology.”

Hydrogen-electric engines use electricity created by a chemical reaction in a fuel cell to power an electric motor instead of burning fossil fuel.

Because no fuel is burned, there are no climate-harming emissions or carbon released into the atmosphere when the engines are operated.

In September 2020, ZeroAvia completed the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell powered flight of a commercial-grade aircraft

On December 1, United made aviation history by operating the first passenger flight using 100% sustainable aviation fuel, from Chicago to Washington DC.

The flight showcased the safety of sustainable aviation fuel and the potential for a reduced carbon footprint for aviation.

Source: https://travelweekly.co.uk/articles/437559/united-invests-in-zero-emission-engines-for-regional-aircraft

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Red Bull set to announce Ford engine partnership deal with US car giant – BBC

Honda-powered Red Bull won both the drivers’ and constructors’ championships in 2022

Red Bull are poised to announce an engine partnership deal with US car giant Ford.

Ford will join forces with the team from 2026, part-funding the engine Red Bull are designing for the new regulations to be introduced that year.

The agreement is expected to be officially unveiled at Red Bull’s 2023 season launch in New York on Friday.

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Ford set to announce F1 return with Red Bull engine deal – The Race

Red Bull and Ford are set to announce they will work together on a Formula 1 engine for 2026.

The widely rumoured collaboration will be announced on Friday, when Red Bull is set to reveal the livery for its 2023 car the RB19 at an event in New York.

Though not confirmed by either party, the news of a tie-up between Ford and the newly created Red Bull Powertrains engine division was mistakenly leaked in Italian media and is understood to be correct.

Ford has been interested in a potential F1 programme for several months, based around the 2026 engine regulations – which feature “100% sustainable fuels”, according to F1, and an increase in the electrical …….