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Introducing France's first manned hydrogen-electric flight. We keep saying that Aviation will be electric. Turns out, it just did.
Introducing France's first manned hydrogen-electric flight. We keep saying that Aviation will be electric. Turns out, it just did.

Beyond Aero, the aircraft manufacturer, successfully completed France's first manned flight powered entirely by hydrogen-electric technology in February 2024. The flight, piloted by the experienced Paul Prudent, was aboard the Blériot prototype.

In the press

Beyond Aero claims France’s first manned hydrogen-powered flight
Flight Global
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Beyond Aero claims France’s first manned hydrogen-powere...

Beyond Aero claims to have completed France’s first manned flights of an electric aircraft powered by hydrogen.

Beyond Aero makes first French hydrogen powered flight
Flyer
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Beyond Aero makes first French hydrogen powered flight

A French startup called Beyond Aero has successfully flown a hydrogen-electric proof-of-concept aircraft.

Aviation  à hydrogène : Beyond Aero réussit un vol historique
Entreprendre
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Aviation à hydrogène : Beyond Aero réussit un vol histo...

C'est un véritable exploit technologique que vient de réaliser la start-up toulousaine Beyond Aero en effectuant le premier vol habité d'un avion propulsé uniquement par de l'hydrogène et de l'électricité.

Beyond Aero flies first manned hydrogen flight in France
Aerospace Testing International
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Beyond Aero flies first manned hydrogen flight in France

"Aviation will be electric." This is what can be read on the challenge coin, a kind of medallion, that Eloa Guillotin offers to her loyal partners, clients, and investors.

France’s Beyond Aero Flies Hydrogen-Electric Demonstrator
Aviation Week
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France’s Beyond Aero Flies Hydrogen-Electric Demonstrato...

Startup Beyond Aero has completed France’s first crewed flight of a hydrogen-electric aircraft. Powered by an 85-kW fuel cell/battery powertrain, the modified G1 Aircraft SPY-XL ultralight was flown from Gap-Tallard airfield in southern France. Flown by Paul Prudent and named Bleriot in honor of...

Beyond Aero fait voler le Blériot, premier avion à hydrogène dans le ciel français
Les Echos
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Beyond Aero fait voler le Blériot, premier avion à hydro...

La jeune pousse toulousaine a réussi la première campagne de vols d'essai d'un avion fonctionnant uniquement à l'électricité et à l'hydrogène. Mais l'objectif d'un premier avion d'affaires « zéro émission » est encore loin.

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Anaïs Cateni-Caudéran
Head of Marketing & Communication
anais.cateni@beyond-aero.com
+33 7 69 25 56 27
One - First electric business aircraft designed for hydrogen propulsion
One - First electric business aircraft designed for hydrogen propulsion

Our business aircraft is expected to enter the market before 2030. Named One, it is an electric aircraft designed for hydrogen fuel cell propulsion, with a targeted range of 800 NM.

Blériot - 85 kW Prototype
Blériot - 85 kW Prototype

Our first retrofit prototype, named "Blériot" in tribute to Louis Blériot, known for his pioneering flight across the English Channel, is powered by an 85 kW powertrain and is capable of carrying a pilot.

The team beyond the mission
The team beyond the mission

With offices in Toulouse and Paris, the start-up boasts a team of 35 highly qualified engineers from leading aerospace companies such as Airbus, Safran and Lilium.

Awards & Recognition

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First Movers Coalition
World Economic Forum

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France 2030
French Government

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W22
Y Combinator

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2022
Top 20 French startups developing impact & innovative solutions

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European Commission
Alliance for Zero-Emission Aviation