VINCI Airports, Airbus and Air Liquide, three major players in the aviation, hydrogen and airport industry, are working together to deploy the use of hydrogen in airports and to develop the European airport network needed to accommodate the future hydrogen aircraft.
The first installations of this partnership will see the light of day in 2023 at the pilot airport of Lyon-Saint Exupéry (VINCI Airports' center of excellence for innovation).
The implementation of this project includes several phases:
- From 2023: deployment of a hydrogen gas distribution station at Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport. This station will supply both the airport's ground vehicles (airside buses, trucks, handling equipment, etc.) and those of its partners, as well as the heavy goods vehicles that drive around the airport.
- Between 2023 and 2030: deployment of liquid hydrogen infrastructures that will allow hydrogen to be provisioned into the tanks of future aircraft.
- Beyond 2030: deployment of the hydrogen infrastructure from production to mass distribution of liquid hydrogen at the airport.
Lyon Airport's teams are proud to welcome this partnership, which is a major step forward for the development of hydrogen within the airport ecosystem.