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Have your say on Hydrogen Electric Aviation in #Kirkwall

Are you interested in the future of aviation? If yes, have your say…

A group of volunteers from Orkney is needed to participate in a small focus group workshop and give their opinion towards new hydrogen electric technologies.

Venue: The Orkney Hotel, 40-41 Victoria St, Kirkwall KW15 1DN

Date: Saturday, 20th November

Time: 11:00AM – 13:00PM

Project HEART

What is Project HEART?

As part of the UK Government’s Future Flight Challenge, Project HEART (Hydrogen-Electric & Automated Regional Transportation) will develop a UK wide fully sustainable and scalable air transport network. It is aiming to construct and operate what would be the world’s first zero emission 19-seater commercial aircraft route, operating in Scotland by 2025. This involves hydrogen electric technologies, which present opportunities to deliver the same performance as a conventional aircraft engine, but with zero carbon emissions and at around half of the operating costs.

The project team is looking for volunteer participants to represent Scotland’s public opinion towards new hydrogen electric technologies. Anyone can take part in the workshop – you don’t have to be an expert!!!

By taking part, researchers will gain an insight into social acceptance issues such safety and trust towards these new technologies.

Places are limited so you need to complete the online registration form if you want to participate.

If you are selected, the event organisers from Edinburgh Napier University will contact you by phone or email with further details. Each participant will also receive a travel reimbursement in the form of a voucher for NorthLink Ferries.

Register here: https://forms.gle/VhY7CeuSr8NrUBgX8

For more information about Project HEART and Edinburgh Napier University’s involvement, click here: https://www.napier.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/research-search/projects/future-flight-challenge-phase-2-project-heart-hydrogen-electric-and-automated-regional

If you require further details about the workshop, please contact Dr Clare McTigue, Research Fellow at Edinburgh Napier University: c.mctigue@napier.ac.uk or Professor Pat Langdon, Director of Transport Research Institute: p.langdon@napier.ac.uk

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