UK’s jet zero takes off with winner announcement of green flight competition

Winners include wireless charging solution for airplanes and swappable airplane battery packs

The government has today announced the winners of a £3 million zero emission flight competition that will support the country’s jet zero ambitions.

Winners of the fund include wireless charging technology for electric planes and swappable airplane battery packs designed to minimise flight turnover times and fuelling tanks to efficiently refuel flights.

A total of 15 projects will be awarded a share of around £700,000 to fund supporting research and technology for electric and hydrogen-powered aircraft.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “As the world reopens from the pandemic, it is essential that we are investing in greener aviation as part of our transport decarbonisation agenda.

“Funding these revolutionary projects will help to slash carbon, create jobs and get us closer to our goal of operating zero emission flights.”

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