Korean Hyundai Motor Group and British Rolls-Royce have signed a memorandum of partnership, under which the companies will work on aircraft with next-generation engines – hydrogen fuel cell electric propulsion.
Companies face several challenges. The main thing for the near future is to lead the advanced air transport market (Advanced Air Mobility, AAM), which includes urban air transport (Urban Air Mobility, UAM) and regional air transport (Regional Air Mobility, RAM). The first fruit of the interaction between Hyundai and Rolls-Royce can be assessed as early as 2025: the companies will demonstrate an aircraft with a hydrogen-electric power plant. The long-term global goal is to create such a set of measures and technologies that will achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050.