Antares DLR-H2

Electric-powered flight pioneer Lange Aviation is developing a fuel cell-powered unmanned air vehicle technology demonstrator with an undisclosed partner.

The UAV, called H3, will be optionally manned to enable safe test flights and could pave the way for H4, a long-endurance fuel cell-powered UAV product being planned by Zweibrucken, Germany based-Lange.

Lange has already worked on a fuel cell aircraft with the German Aerospace Agency DLR, based on the company’s Antares motor glider product and called the H2. The Antares DLR-H2 (below) flew for the first time in 2008. It was developed to test fuel cell technology for possible future auxiliary power units on board Airbus airliners. Continue reading…



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