Airbus wants zero-emission aircraft 2035 launch: they will run on hydrogen and aim to lead a change in the sector - Airbus has revealed on Monday a trio of zero-emission commercial aircraft that will be powered by hydrogen and plans to launch in 2035, it reported in a statement.
Together they will form the company's New ZEROe line, which will only emit water.
Among the ships is a turboprop with a range of about 3,700 kilometers (2,000 nautical miles), which also has an engine with a modified gas turbine that runs on hydrogen and has a capacity of 200 people. Similarly, another is powered and can carry 100 passengers, and one has wings bent and can carry 200 passengers also about 3,700 kilometers away.
Airbus says these will be the first zero-emission aircraft in the world, and points out that each is exploring a different technology - although all are based on hydrogen - as well as looking for the company to lead the decarbonization of its entire sector.
The company believes hydrogen as an "exceptional promise" as a clean fuel for the sector as well as for other industries, which will help them achieve their emission reduction targets.
"These concepts will help us explore and mature the design and layout of the first zero-emission, climate-free aircraft that we want to put into service in 2035," said Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury.
"The transition to hydrogen as the main source of these aircraft will require decisive action by the entire aviation ecosystem. Together, with the support of government and industry partners, we can meet this challenge to scale renewable energy and hydrogen for the sustainable future of the aviation sector, " he said.
Airbus wants zero-emission aircraft 2035 launch
"I firmly believe that the use of hydrogen - both in synthetic fuels and as a primary source for commercial aviation-has the potential to significantly reduce the climate impact of aviation," he insisted.
Traditional commercial aircraft account for 2% of all global carbon dioxide emissions, a rising figure, which has led some airlines to start experimenting with more efficient and even electric aircraft, for now, for short trips.
The news comes at a particularly delicate moment for the European manufacturer. Airbus reported last week in a letter to its workers that it will be necessary to go ahead with the plan to abolish 15,000 jobs, according to Europa Press.
In it, the CEO said that it is "unlikely" that the exits agreed so far are sufficient and stressed that the company still needs to adapt to the current context to recover its financial balance.
According to what the company reported in June, at least 900 of these layoffs will take place in Spain, which join the 700 already announced adding about 1,600 jobs cut in the country. In the first half of the year, Airbus recorded losses of 1.919 million euros against the net profit of 1.197 million achieved during the same period of 2019.
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The chaos of positive reporting codes in the coronavirus tracking app questions the effectiveness of RadarCOVID one month after its launch
RadarCOVID, the government's app to help track possible coronavirus infections, has been active in some autonomous communities for a month. However, there is still no data on how it is functioning and whether it is being useful in curbing the pandemic.
In Andalusia, for example, application technology was integrated into the autonomous health system on 24 August. Almost a month later, it is not known how many codes have been delivered by healthcare professionals to patients with a confirmed COVID-19 positive.
The operation of the application is simple: with the platform activated, your mobile phone issues a series of encrypted keys via Bluetooth to communicate with nearby phones. This way, it stores on your phone a history of people you've crossed paths with in the last few days.
If one of these people notifies you that you have been infected by the coronavirus in the app, your phone will send an alert advirtiéndote that you've been exposed to a contagion —as long as mantuvieses a distance of less than 1.5 meters and for more than 15 minutes of that person—.
The purpose of the tool is to help track contacts. It has been developed by Indra, which received the commission for more than 300,000 euros from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation.
The Secretary of State for digitalization and Artificial Intelligence Advanced this Monday that only two communities remain to integrate into RadarCOVID technology: Catalonia and Ceuta.
Although the competent Secretariat of State assures that only two communities remain to be integrated into the application technology, the fact is that in some it is still not working properly.
In order for a patient to report that he or she has been infected with coronavirus in the app, healthcare professionals need to give him or her a code that the person will need to enter in the app.
Madrid, for example, already has all RadarCOVID technology integrated into its health services. However, the community has not yet explained to its staff how they should deliver these codes to patients. The reason: the Government of Diaz Ayuso began this month to do some tests with the app in areas of the region.
The government launched a Twitter profile a few days ago to resolve all questions related to the platform, @AppRadarCOVID. This same profile warns that the integration of the platform with the Madrid health service is already completed, so now "it depends on the community" that the health workers receive these codes.
Although the initial forecasts of the government were that the app would be available in all the autonomous communities before September 15, the reality is that no deadlines have been met. Catalonia and Ceuta are still missing.
And to top it off, in the regions where the app is active, doubts about its functioning begin to arise.
Andalusia was one of the first autonomous communities to integrate its health services in RadarCOVID. Sources from the Ministry of health of the autonomous government tell Business Insider Spain that the codes for coronavirus positives to confirm their status on the platform are delivered "since the app was launched".
The same sources of the Regional Executive detail that in this case, it is the professionals of the Andalusian Health System who are in charge of distributing the codes of positive. In other words: "nurses, doctors or primary care epidemiologists" are workers who ask citizens " if they have the app installed."
If the person who tested positive for coronavirus responds in the affirmative, these professionals generate a "confirmation code" that patients can enter on the mobile platform.
The same sources also detail that there is no problem with the integration of positive confirmed by private security. "It is accessible" for the same. "We can not talk about their use because we can not differentiate codes given from one center or another for the privacy of the process," they recognize.
Even so, the Andalusian government still does not have closed statistics on how many positive codes have been generated and how many patients have ended up activating it on the platform. They are also not aware that there are patients who have not received code due to some kind of error.
In early September, a young resident in Tarifa received her diagnosis in the private health care: she had coronavirus. When he went to ask his doctor-in the public— how he could communicate his positive in the app, the response of his doctor struck: "what code?".
This case, which has been able to know Business Insider Spain, adds to other testimonies that also collected the confidential in this article. This medium was able to talk to Ignacio Lage, the manager of the software development and Projects area of the Andalusian health service.
"In Andalusia we have trained all the health personnel, but it can happen that someone has not read the emails or just returned from vacation", defended then Lage. From 24 August to mid-September, Andalusia had delivered about 200 codes to confirm positive in RadarCOVID. In the same time frame, the new cases of coronavirus in the region were 11,000.
Despite the words of Sage and the clarifications of the Andalusian Ministry of Health to Business Insider Spain, the reception of primary care practitioners that has been able to verify this medium invite less optimism.
Ana María Gómez is the autonomous member of primary care of the Andalusian Council of Medical Colleges. "With regard to the generation of codes for RadarCOVID we find, once again, a lot of variability according to health centers."
"There are centers in which they have not received any information and what doctors know is through specialized media: they do not have specific knowledge about the platform," he says. "In other centres, only those responsible for disseminating this information to other colleagues have been informed." "Other centres have received specific training and clear instructions."