The Hydrogen-Electric Cessna Grand Caravan White Paper
Learn more about how ZeroAvia’s 600kW, ZA600 engine can support the Cessna Grand Caravan. The White Paper includes a technical overview, route analysis, and information on emissions savings, operating cost savings, retrofit and maintenance. We also explore hydrogen fuel production and airport refueling.
The ZA600 is a 600kW hydrogen-electric powertrain and the first commercial product from ZeroAvia. It will deliver zero-emission flight for thousands of 9–19 seat regional turboprops, beginning with the Cessna Grand Caravan, which will receive supplemental type certification for retrofit and linefit of this popular airframe.
The first ZA600 equipped commuter platform will be ready for service in 2025, fueled by gaseous hydrogen tanks and capable of carrying passengers up to 250 NM plus reserves. With an agreement in place with OEM Textron Aviation, ZeroAvia is well advanced in bringing a certified product for zero-emission propulsion to market within the next three years.
Covered in the White Paper:
Learn more about ZeroAvia’s SuperStack power generation, electric motor technology and other key components.
The system has been designed to capture the overwhelming majority of commercial flying and maximize usable payload.
The hydrogen tank range of ZA600 has been designed to capture the majority of commercial flying and maximize usable payload.
Operating Cost Savings
Hydrogen-electric propulsion offers significant cost reduction for Caravan operators, adding to the environmental drivers for switching.
Converting Cessna Caravan 208b to hydrogen-electric propulsion can position Caravan operators as leaders in the global race to decarbonize aviation.
Retrofit & Maintenance
ZeroAvia is building a global support network of Retrofit and Maintenance Centers to ensure the smooth entry into service, and in-service support, of our powertrain products.
Hydrogen Fuel, Airports
ZeroAvia is working to deliver low cost, low carbon, resilient and reliable hydrogen to remove emissions from airport ecosystems and provision fuel for hydrogen-electric flights.
Infrastructure Case Studies
ZeroAvia has already developed a fully functioning microcosm of potential refueling operations. Read hydrogen infrastructure case studies.