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Sustainable drone technology reaches new heights

06 Nov 2023
Research and development, Programs, Flying Drones

Swinburne University of Technology’s Aerostructures Innovation Research (AIR) Hub recently completed the first flight of an Australian-developed hydrogen fuel cell drone – a significant milestone for Australia’s drone industry towards more sustainable aviation technology.

The AIR Hub’s Hydrogen to the Skies project was funded under Round One of the Emerging Aviation Technology Partnerships (EATP) Program, and has the potential for a significant positive environmental impact on Australia’s drone industry and supply chains.

Collaboration with industry partners, researchers and businesses across the aviation and hydrogen industries, including Swinburne’s Victorian Hydrogen Hub (VH2), was a key factor in enabling the successful flight.

To find out more about Swinburne’s AIR project, read their media release.

Round Two of the EATP Program has closed and applications are currently being assessed.

For more information and to stay up to date on future rounds of the program, visit the EATP Program webpage.