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Airbus Set to Work With CFM on Hydrogen Engine Technology

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Airbus SE is set to announce a partnership with engine-maker CFM International to work on hydrogen propulsion as it targets introduction of a passenger aircraft running on the fuel by 2035, according to people familiar with the matter.  

An announcement planned for Tuesday involves adapting a current-generation CFM engine to run on hydrogen, said the people, who asked not to be named prior to a press conference. Airbus said Monday that it planned “a major announcement with key engine partners” tied to its zero-emissions plans.