Airbus sees NZ as ‘test ground’ for zero-emission aviation

Airbus sees NZ as ‘test ground’ for zero-emission aviation
Air New Zealand aims to fly a 'small scale' commercial zero-emissions service by 2026. (Photo: Air NZ)
Dan Brunskill
Global aerospace company Airbus says it wants to use New Zealand as a testing ground for the next generation of zero-emission air travel. Airbus Asia-Pacific president Anand Stanley said the country’s reliance on short-haul domestic flights and plentiful supplies of renewable energy made it attractive.“This makes NZ the ideal test environment as Airbus explores potential for new energy sources, including hydrogen,” he said at an Air NZ event this morning. The national carrier was outlining its plans to bring zero-emi...

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