In September 2019, a remotely-controlled aircraft will silently take to the skies of the Netherlands. It is a prototype of the world’s first liquid hydrogen-powered fuel cell aircraft with boundary layer suction. Its flight will mark an important step in sustainable aviation. It is our very own “Phoenix”.

Sustainability. Hydrogen. AeroDelft.

If the aviation industry was a country, it would be in the top 10 producers of emissions in the world. We believe that sustainable aircraft are not only a logical next step but also a necessity. We cannot continue using conventional fuels and destroying the environment. On Wednesday, April 24th we will present the design of Phoenix and, with the help of a guest speaker to be announced in the coming weeks, look at the future of sustainable aviation. More information can be found at the Facebook event.

The doors will open at 19:00 at the Science Centre in Delft. The presentation will begin at 19:30 with an introduction to the team and its goals by AeroDelft’s Team Manager, Liam Megill. Daniel Juschus, Chief Engineer of the Phoenix project, will then take over and describe the design of the aircraft, including the hydrogen fuel cell and boundary layer suction systems. Towards the end of the presentation, a guest speaker (to be announced) will view the project from an industry perspective.

After the presentation, there will be a reception with drinks and an opportunity for guests to have a virtual reality tour of the aircraft. The evening will close around 21:30.


Free tickets are available from Thursday, March 14th at 12:00 here. Please bring your printed or e-ticket with you to attend the presentation. Note that your ticket is reserved for you until 19:20. After that, your ticket will no longer be valid and your spot may go to someone waiting at the door. Subject to availability, it is possible to obtain tickets at the door. Please be aware that there will only be a limited number of spots for this presentation.