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GKN Aerospace to advance cryogenic hydrogen systems within HyFIVE

GKN Aerospace is to lead on the development of cryogenic hydrogen systems technology and aircraft structures within the HyFIVE consortium, complementing Marshall and Parker’s deep capability in fuel systems, towards achieving zero-emission aviation.

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GKN Aerospace has partnered with Marshall, Parker Meggitt, University of Manchester, University of Bath and Cardiff University in the HyFIVE consortium, which is a significant milestone in GKN Aerospace’s vision to establish a robust cryogenic hydrogen systems supply chain for future aircraft.

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HyFIVE marks a major step forward in the development of a world-leading liquid hydrogen fuel system and future supply chain. This collaboration underscores GKN Aerospace's dedication to driving innovation and sustainability in the aviation sector.

The HyFIVE consortium, led by Marshall, is poised to achieve significant milestones, including the development and testing of scalable liquid hydrogen fuel system technologies, culminating in a fully integrated hydrogen fuel system ground demonstration.

By harnessing the unique capabilities of each industry partner, including Marshall's experience in fuel system design and integration and Parker Meggitt's expertise in fuel system components and thermal management technologies, the consortium aims to address key technical, safety, certification and industrialisation challenges associated with hydrogen fuel systems in aviation.

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As the aviation industry seeks to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, hydrogen propulsion emerges as a critical pathway for decarbonization. GKN Aerospace is committed to advancing foundational technologies through initiatives like HyFIVE, contributing to a sustainable future for global aviation while creating significant market opportunities for the UK.

Max Brown, VP Technology GKN Aerospace said: "The HyFIVE liquid hydrogen fuel system programme will complement our existing world-leading hydrogen electric propulsion programme, H2GEAR.

"We have great respect for the fuel system capability Marshall and Parker bring to the table and believe we now have a robust path to delivering the technology and supply chain required for hydrogen regional aircraft and beyond. This unique industry partnership, combined with the knowledge of leading academics, is a significant step towards a sustainable future for aviation."

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