Cranfield Aerospace Solutions to supply 10 Modified Britten Norman Islanders to EVIA AERO

EVIA AERO – a company focusing on providing zero emissions sub-regional air services within Europe – and Cranfield Aerospace Solutions – a UK SME developing a hydrogen fuel cell conversion of the 9-seat Britten Norman Islander – in connection with a strategic collaboration have signed a letter of intent for ten, hydrogen fuel cell propelled, conversion kits for Britten Norman Islander aircraft as part of the EVIA AERO strategy to bring hydrogen air services to Northern Europe.

Florian Kruse, EVIA AERO Founder & CEO said: “We are very happy to enter this letter of intent arrangement with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions for the 10 off aircraft. These aircraft will support EVIA AERO’S plans to develop sustainable aviation around the northern coasts of Germany, The Netherlands and Denmark and will contribute to the environmental concerns and goals of the region.

“By working closely with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions and their quickly evolving hydrogen aircraft solution, combined with EVIA AERO’S commercial knowledge of the markets in Europe, EVIA AERO is excited about the future and the application of this aircraft to fulfil the emerging need.”

Modified Britten Norman Islander (Mockup). Source: CAeS

Paul Hutton, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions CEO added: “CAeS is delighted to be signing this LoI with EVIA AERO. In a world desperate to reduce its carbon emissions and with the reduced operational costs promised by this new technology, zero-emissions flight on small aircraft such as the Islander offers another solution for sub-regional travel. One that could be part of an inter-connected transportation system; a complimentary service to existing ground networks, serving those routes that are either poorly served by road or rail or are highly congested.

“EVIA AERO’S plans represents a shining example of how sub-regional travel will change with the advent of zero-emissions aviation”.