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Anonymous2 Feb 2016
The answer is
“Around 150 Kgs” Easyjet thinks it would not increase the fuel burn dramatically. It would cost about $2 per hour of flight at today’s prices.
It also says
“Although we save 50 tons of fuel it will cost us just about the same amount to generate the hydrogen so this is not a cost saving measure but an Eco friendly initiative saving 150k tons of Co2 and other gases being emitted.”2 Feb 2016
Yes, I was speaking with Ian Davies (HEad of Engineering at Easyjet) and we chatted about that (the Hindenburg etc…).
He mentioned various technologies that help keep it safe, and it could always be jettisoned in an emergency….2 Feb 2016
an excellent idea that should become standard across all players
but there must be a cost-saving element for someone, perhaps the airport operator (in that they need less push-back lorries, diesel, tryes & drivers, this also saves emissions with the reduction of belched diesel fumes)2 Feb 2016