Showing posts with label Hamburg Airport. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hamburg Airport. Show all posts

Friday 1 December 2023

Hamburg Airport joins the international “Hydrogen Hub at Airport” network

Hamburg Airport has become the first German and the 12th member of the international "Hydrogen Hub at Airport" network, to promote the further expansion of hydrogen infrastructure in aviation. The network’s membership already includes members from the airports, airlines and energy sectors in 11 countries including France, the USA, UK, Singapore, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand. The aim of the international network is to research, develop and expand the infrastructure for the use of hydrogen.

"We welcome Hamburg Airport as the latest “Hydrogen Hub at Airport” member. Hamburg Airport’s expertise in Hydrogen will be an invaluable asset in our ZEROe Ecosystem journey to build a future where aviation will be powered by decarbonised hydrogen. The journey to prepare airport infrastructure to support hydrogen and low carbon aviation begins on the ground with these partnerships. The growing involvement of airports worldwide, including Hamburg Airport, in Airbus' “Hydrogen Hub at Airport”  concept will be key to deploying hydrogen-powered aircraft by 2035," said Karine Guénan, Vice President ZEROe Hydrogen Ecosystem.

The use of hydrogen to power future aircraft should not only significantly reduce emissions in the air, but also contribute to the decarbonisation of aviation infrastructure on the ground. In 2020, Airbus launched the Hydrogen Hub at Airports programme to drive research into infrastructure requirements and low-carbon airport operations across the value chain. The cooperation in Hamburg includes Linde as well, a leading global industrial gases and engineering company.

“We are thrilled that Hamburg Airport is working together on equal terms with such international hubs as Paris - Charles de Gaulle and Changi Airport in Singapore as we make these decisive preparations for an energy transition in air travel,” said Michael Eggenschwiler, CEO of Hamburg Airport, at the signing of the cooperation agreement. “I am very proud of that fact, and also of the pioneering work of our staff, who have been pouring their hearts into laying the foundations for this work over many years.”

Airbus presented its ZEROe concept aircraft in 2020 and the development of the corresponding technology building blocks is now being driven forward in a global R&T network focussing on the development of hydrogen technology for future commercial aircraft.

Sunday 3 June 2018

Power outage closes Hamburg Airport

It has been a dismal and dark day for passengers at Hamburg Airport as officials were forced to evacuate the terminals and planes were diverted to other nearby airports.

The reason for this closure was an electrical short-circuit that had plunged the airport into darkness early on Sunday morning.  It was around 10am when the power outage began and at first it was thought would only be out for a short while, however even by afternoon the power was still out.  This evening, according to local media reports, airport officials still can't say when power would be restored and operations will resume. 

An airport spokesperson said the "Airport currently closed due to a power failure incident at, passengers should contact their airline for further Information. The airport is forced to suspend flight operations for the rest of today as it was not possible to correct the error. We apologize for the inconvenience to all passengers, collectors and relatives concerned"