With ZEHST (Zero Emission High Speed Technology) Airbus Group presents a concept study for the propulsion system of a highspeed transport system. The future commercial transport vehicle is intended to fly long-haul routes – for example Tokyo-Paris – in less than 2 hrs 30 min, while having a very limited impact on the environment and being operated as a standard aircraft. ZEHST’s feasibility and systems study is a collaboration between Airbus Group Innovation Works (IW), Astrium and ONERA, the French Aerospace Lab, with the sponsorship of the French Directorate General for Civil Aviation (or DGAC). ZEHST demonstrators are planned for the end of the decade, to be followed by development towards an operational vehicle.

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