FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:July 20, 2022
OSHKOSH, WI – Los Angeles-based Hydroplane (Booths 4055 & 4066 in Hangar D) is participating in EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 both as an exhibitor and participant in multiple presentations about its modular hydrogen fuel cell powerplant for carbon emission free aviation.
Hydroplane is developing a modular 200-kW (270 hp) hydrogen fuel cell powerplant for the experimental aircraft, general aviation, and urban air mobility markets. The sustainable aviation company, funded by the U.S. Air Force’s prestigious Agility Prime Program and led by space program veterans, is developing its novel electric propulsion powerplant to replace combustion-piston driven engines in currently certified, experimental, and future aircraft. Hydroplane’s novel fuel cell stack and balance plant is specifically designed for single engine aviation as it 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.
In addition to exhibiting alongside her rocket scientist team in Hydroplane’s interactive booth at EAA AirVenture 2022, Hydroplane founder Dr. Anita Sengupta will participate in several events highlighting the company’s pioneering technology.
Vertical Flight Society’s 16th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium
When: Sunday, July 24, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. CDT
Where: University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in the Culver Family Welcome Center and online
Dr. Sengupta will present at Vertical Flight Society’s 16th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium as a member of a Hydrogen propulsion panel discussion one day before EAA AirVenture 2022 kicks off. She will discuss Hydroplane’s ground-up hydrogen fuel cell technology’s development and plans for implementing it into the market as a retrofit for existing single-engine piston aircraft.
Women in Aviation International Connect Breakfast
When: Wednesday, July 27, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. CDT
Where: PHP Tent, EAA Grounds
Dr. Sengupta will be a key speaker at the Women in Aviation International Connect Breakfast where she will present on the importance of advancing sustainability in aviation and the significance of fostering, mentoring, and building opportunities for women in aviation.
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 Presentation – Hydroplane: H2-Powered Aviation
When: Wednesday, July 27, 2022, from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. CDT
Where: EAA AirVenture Forum Stage 9
Sengupta will deliver an in-depth presentation on the challenges, opportunities, and flight readiness of the Hydroplane powerplant technology as well as the intricacies of how the technology works. The talk will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
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.