Valery Miftakhov’s electric aviation startup ZeroAvia received support from British Airways, and was included in the list of innovations of the year
Another former compatriot of ours has achieved success abroad, creating an innovative product in the field of emission-free transport. The materials of the «Green Start Point» periodically cover
The only thing that I have so far been able to find out about Valeria Miftakhov himself is that he is the son of a power engineer. He was born near Ufa, in the Urals. Graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Bauman, where he studied to be a nuclear physicist. In 1998, he left for the United States, and continued his studies at Princeton University (New Jersey), eventually becoming a doctor of physical and mathematical sciences. He got his first driver’s license in the USA in 1998. A new century has come, and everyone heard the name of Elon Musk. Yes, yes, and here it was not without Ilona. Valery said in his interviews that it was # Ilon Musk who inspired him to start innovative projects in the field of clean transport. The first project was a company for the production of charging stations for electric vehicles TM
And the next project of Valery Miftakhov was an aviation startup
Valery Miftakhov, within the framework of ZeroAvia, began to develop and create an electric aircraft for small and business aviation, powered by hydrogen fuel cells. And he did not just succeed, but it turned out so cool that his progress was noticed by the international aviation holding International Airlines Group, which in particular includes British Airways, and
The «culprit» of this success was a small six-seater Piper M-Class aircraft with an electric-hydrogen drive, which this year made several test flights, with Valery Miftakhov on board and supervising the process, consider that in its very heart.
The current goal of ZeroAvia was to create a hydrogen-electric aircraft with an estimated range of 500 miles (804 km) for 10-20-seat aircraft. The startup plans to continue development that will help increase the flight range, with a parallel increase in passenger capacity. By 2026, ZeroAvia plans to operate flights at a range of more than 800 km on airplanes with up to 80 seats, and by 2030, the flight range should exceed the revenge of 1609 km on airplanes with a capacity of more than 100 people. And it was this ambition, in a good sense of the word, backed up by concrete successes, that interested #british airways and the whole
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I assume that, as a result, ZeroAvia will receive good investments to continue development, scaling the system, and probably participate in the creation of the first commercial hydrogen aircraft fleet.
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