Liquid Hydrogen Gas Turbine

Liquid Hydrogen Gas Turbine (LH2GT)

The goal of the Rolls-Royce-led £31.4-million Liquid Hydrogen Gas Turbine (LH2GT) project, funded by the Aerospace Technology Institute, is to develop liquid hydrogen fuel system technologies for a hydrogen gas turbine engine. The ATSlab is contributing to a work package along with Rolls-Royce (lead), easyJet, and London Heathrow Airport to assess the economic viability of future hydrogen aircraft designs within the European market. Central to this activity is the ATSlab’s Airline Behaviour Model, which simulates the profit-maximising behaviour of competing airlines using segment flight frequencies, itinerary airfares, and route-based aircraft deployment as decision variables, thus reflecting the heterogeneity in the airline industry.