On January 18, ZeroAvia announced an order from Indian operator, MEHAIR for its ZA600 hydrogen-electric engines.
This article will cover the details surrounding MEHAIR’s order from this week with ZeroAvia.
MEHAIR Orders 20 ZeroAvia Engines
This latest order for ZeroAvia comes from the Indian operator, MEHAIR (Maritime Energy Heli Air Services Pvt Ltd), for 20 of ZeroAvia’s ZA600 hydrogen-electric engines.
MEHAIR has operated services across the Indian sub-continent where back in 2011 they began with services to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
This order for 20 ZA600 engines is set to be retrofitted to 10 of the Indian operators upcoming Cessna Caravan aircraft in a bid to help the Indian aviation sector achieve its net zero ambition by 2070.
Commenting on their order with MEHAIR, ZeroAvia’s Chief Customer Officer, James Peck, says, “The rapid increase in demand for flights will be a key driver of economic growth and social and cultural exchange, but clean flight technology will be essential to ensure it does not derail net zero progress.”
“Hydrogen fuel cell propulsion can offer lower operating costs and zero-emission flight, driving a rapid increase in regional aviation and support dramatic expansion of MEHAIR’s operations.”
Adding to Peck’s comments, MEHAIR’s Managing Director, Siddharth Verma, says, “Operating under the highly successful UDAN Scheme, Govt of India, amphibian and other small–wheeled aircraft can provide the much needed ‘last-mile’ connectivity by bringing in a seamless network of runways and waterways, all the while offering an exceptional experience for passengers and boosting local economies.”
“Aligning with the Govt’s vision of sustainable aviation, we believe we need to find sustainable ways to power our operations in the future, and we’re excited by what ZeroAvia’s technology offers and the progress demonstrated so far. We hope to spearhead this new revolution in partnership with ZeroAvia and the Government of India.”
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