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EasyJet urges governments to back Airbus bet on hydrogen

Airlines are currently reliant on carbon offsets as an immediate response to cutting emissions, with the role of SAF limited by a lack of availability and consequent higher costs. Foto: Jens Kalaene/AP

EasyJet said governments need to get behind zero-emission aircraft including hydrogen-powered models envisaged by Airbus if they're to become a reality by the 2030s.

Airlines that operate such planes should benefit from tax breaks and reduced airspace and airport charges, while state support will be key in developing hydrogen supplies and infrastructure, EasyJet Chief Executive Officer Johan Lundgren said Tuesday at an Airbus sustainability event...

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