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Sirius Aviation AG debuts hydrogen propulsion system

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Global Hydrogen Review,

Sirius Aviation AG has unveiled its hydrogen-electric ducted fan propulsion system for the Sirius Jet, alongside partners BMW Group Designworks and Sauber Group F1. The momentous event took place on 17 January 2024, at Payerne Airport in Switzerland, marking the first public exhibition and inaugural ignition of the propulsion system.

The occasion marked the inaugural firing of an aviation engine within a presentation room, releasing only water vapour and zero pollutants. The event also showcased the Sirius Jet, a high-performance, zero-emission vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft, propelled by a hydrogen-electric propulsion system; poised to reshape the future of global air travel.

"This marks a new chapter in sustainable aviation and we are presenting a vehicle that will transform the aviation industry," said Alexey Popov, CEO at Sirius Aviation AG. "We express the utmost gratitude to our partners and team for their continued support on this historic journey."

"This project is about innovation, transportation, and mobility; making it the perfect realm for Designworks," said John Schoenbeck, Director of Strategic Partnership at BMW Group Designworks. "Our work spans across exterior and interior design, colour material, user interface, and experience design. We are very proud to be part of the journey of this pioneering company that sets out to revolutionise air travel."

Sirius Aviation AG is pleased to announce that it is accepting pre-orders for the hydrogen-electric propulsion system, set for delivery in Q425.

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