FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:January 9, 2023
Hydroplane Receives Multiple Awards at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2023 in Las Vegas Nevada
LAS VEGAS, January 9, 2022 – Hydroplane is excited to announce the company and its Founder and CEO, Dr. Anita Sengupta, received three awards at the Women in Emerging Aviation Technolgies, Women and Drones Award Ceremony at CES 2023 in Las Vegas.
Company Innovation Award
Hydroplane received the Titan Aviation Company Innovation Award from Women and Drones. This honor recognizes outstanding innovation by a woman-owned company.
Top Companies for Women in Emerging Aviation Award
Hydroplane is one of eight prestigious and innovative companies recognized with a Top Companies for Women in Emerging Aviation Award. This award recognizes companies, agencies, and organizations in the global emerging aviation industry with a culture where women can thrive. Hydroplane is one of three U.S. companies receiving this recognition.
Women in Emerging Aviation Technologies Hall of Fame
Dr. Sengupta is one of 12 extraordinary women chosen by Women and Drones to be inducted into the Women in Emerging Aviation Technologies Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame Award recognizes highly experienced and accomplished businesswomen in relevant emerging aviation technologies and industry-enabling career fields.
“Growing Hydroplane as a company has been a journey in technical innovation, resiliency, and all-star teamwork,” Sengupta said. “It is humbling to be recognized for our work and also validating of our mission to help the planet by taking a complex challenge head on.”
A former NASA engineer, Dr. Sengupta founded Hydroplane to develop a hydrogen fuel cell for aircraft to eliminate aircraft carbon emissions and blaze trails toward a clean, green aviation future. Hydroplane is an awardee of two prestigious U.S. Air Force Agility Prime contracts to develop the technology for a range of commercial and government uses.
Hydroplane is developing a modular 200-kW (270 hp) hydrogen fuel cell powerplant for small aircraft, including urban air mobility. The sustainable aviation company’s electric propulsion powerplant is being designed to replace combustion-piston driven engines in currently certified, experimental, and future aircraft. Hydroplane’s novel fuel cell stack and balance plant is light weight with a compact form factor, highly durable, and emits only water. The powerplant also provides a significant increase in endurance over battery-powered alternatives. Hydroplane is on track to fly its demonstrator aircraft in 2023.
The awards were given at a live Women in Emerging Aviation Technologies Awards event at CES 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Jan. 6, 2023. To read more about the awards visit:
For more information on Hydroplane, visit www.hydroplane.us.
Founded by former NASA engineer Dr. Anita Sengupta, Hydroplane Ltd. is minority woman-owned small business focused on eliminating aviation carbon emissions. Sengupta’s team of space program-trained engineers are developing a modular hydrogen fuel cell powerplant for a range of aircraft and mobile energy storage applications. Hydroplane is a winner of two U.S. Air Force Agility Prime contracts to develop the novel technology for a range of government and commercial aviation uses.