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Airbus Warns Lack of Infrastructure May Delay Hydrogen Plane

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An Airbus hydrogen aircraft concept.

An Airbus hydrogen aircraft concept.

Source: Airbus SE

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Airbus SE said a lack of so-called green hydrogen and associated infrastructure could push back service entry for a carbon-free aircraft that the manufacturer is readying for the middle of next decade. 

The European planemaker, which plans to introduce a hydrogen model around 2035, is working with airports, energy companies and infrastructure providers to develop the ecosystem needed to support such an aircraft, Chief Executive Officer Guillaume Faury said Wednesday.