Aviation H2’s Director & Principal Engineer, Dr Helmut Mayer, explains the process behind modifying the Swiwin SW170b-2448 turbine so it operates on liquid ammonia, the Company’s hydrogen carrier of choice.
This week, the Company will design the mechanical modifications and send them to a machinist to be built while also rewriting the code in the engine’s control system so it can process the carbon-free fuel and the changes to the turbine.
Once the engine is operational in early 2023, it will be one of the first carbon-free turbines in the world, serving as a proof of concept for the conversion model the Company developed in the feasibility study conducted earlier this year.
Following this, the Company will purchase a Dassault Falcon 50, which they expect to have in the skies in early 2024.
Aviation H2 will provide regular updates and videos of the conversion process, so stay tuned for more details on this exciting project.