H55’s battery system receives approval from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency

H55’s battery system receives approval from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency

Crédit photo : © H55

Valais-based innovator H55’s electric battery system has received approval from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

H55, emanating from the Energypolis campus in Sion and nurtured by local entities like The Ark Foundation, is at the forefront of electric propulsion, energy storage, and management solutions. Its mission is to drive the aeronautical industry towards carbon neutrality by delivering cutting-edge electric propulsion technologies that merge safety, performance and sustainability.

This EASA endorsement represents the final certification phase of H55’s storage technology, underpinning the company’s ambition to revolutionize aviation. It’s a pivotal move towards the formal certification of H55’s Electric Propulsion System (EPS), signifying regulatory acknowledgment of the company’s reliable and high-performing propulsion solutions.

Speeding up marketing

“This breakthrough brings H55 closer to our ultimate certification goal. With clear compliance rules now in place, we can finalize our testing. This significant step will hasten the commercialization of H55 battery packs for electric propulsion solutions,” said André Borschberg, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of H55.

H55 stands as one of the first European electric aviation companies to successfully navigate this critical certification stage. “This agreement is an affirmation from EASA of our battery packs’ safety and robustness. It also acknowledges the hard work of our team in proving the reliability and performance of our battery technology,” Borschberg added.

Expansion in North America

Parallel to its certification endeavors in Europe with EASA, H55 is making swift progress in the United States with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and in Canada with Transport Canada. Both North American regulatory bodies are closely monitoring H55’s test program, aiming to leverage the outcomes from the EASA process to expedite certification across the North American continent.

This strategic certification milestone not only elevates H55’s position in the global electric aviation landscape but also aligns with the broader industry objective of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

Sources: H55 and GGBa
Picture: H55

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