1980-09-01

Status of the Program to Develop LH 2 for Aircraft 801153

Design and analytical studies conducted since 1972 have shown that liquid hydrogen offers attractive advantages as a fuel for transport aircraft. These advantages, based largely on theory and analysis, need to be demonstrated in order that LH2 can be considered a credible candidate when nations address their energy futures and the air transport industry selects a fuel to replace petroleum-base Jet A.
A research and development program plan to accomplish this goal has been written and approved by a multinational group of concerned industry representatives. The program encompasses development of advanced methods of manufacturing and liquefying hydrogen; components and systems needed to store, measure, control, and distribute LH2 effectively at airports; as well as components and systems required to use it efficiently in aircraft. The program tasks, budget, and schedule are outlined in a review of the status of the effort to implement the plan among the several countries which are involved.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 43% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: With TechSelect, you decide what SAE Technical Papers you need, when you need them, and how much you want to pay.
X