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Hydrogen in Aviation: Toki Aviation Capital and Fokker New Gen Sign MoU

By June 4, 2024 3   min read  (564 words)

June 4, 2024 |

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  • Toki Aviation Capital are strengthening their commitment to innovation, operational excellence, and sustainability by entering into a strategic MoU with Fokker Next Gen.
  • Toki Aviation Capital is an aviation holding company based in Tokyo and has recently launched the regional network airline Toki Air.
  • Fokker Next Gen is developing a clean sheet 120-150-seater narrowbody aircraft, powered by liquid hydrogen combustion, with a range of 2,590km. Entry into Service is planned for 2035.
  • Through this MoU, the collaboration between Toki Aviation Capital and Fokker Next Gen will include the incorporation of end customer feedback into the design and planning of the Fokker Next Gen liquid hydrogen regional aircraft.

Toki Aviation Capital and Fokker New Gen Sign MoU

Masaki Hasegawa, President and CEO of TOKIAC and TOKI Air, shakes hands with Juriaan Kellermann, CEO of Fokker Next Gen, after signing the Memorandum of Understanding

Tokyo– Fokker New Gen N.V. (FNG) and Toki Aviation Capital (TOKIAC) are thrilled to announce that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the development and deployment of zero carbon emission aircraft in Japan. This MoU is focused on the substantial deployment of FNG aircraft in Japan.

TOKIAC has recently successfully launched the regional network airline Toki Air. This MoU shows the dedication of both companies to leverage their unique insights and perspectives to cooperate on several activities, including the selection of partners involved in the hydrogen ecosystem crucial for the production, distribution, and storage of fuel. This collaboration underscores a joint effort in pursuing sustainable solutions in the aviation industry, aiming to significantly reduce the environmental impact of air travel.

“TOKIAC is honored to be at the forefront of the future sustainable aviation. Our collaboration with FNG aims to strengthen our relationships with the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) and major heavy industries in Japan. TOKIAC and TOKI Air are dedicated to supporting initiatives that reduce CO2 emissions and promote sustainable aviation. We are thrilled to sign this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Fokker Next Gen. This project presents a significant challenge, but I am confident it marks a crucial step forward for the future of the aviation industry.”

— Masaki Hasegawa, President and CEO of TOKIAC and TOKI Air, expressed his enthusiasm

This partnership aims to foster a successful implementation of Fokker Next Gen through close cooperation of the companies with the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB).

“We are absolutely thrilled to announce our first public partnership in Japan with Toki Aviation Capital, a forward-thinking and innovative leader in the aviation industry. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in our journey towards sustainable aviation. Together, we are committed to leveraging our combined expertise to develop and deploy zero-carbon-emission aircraft, pioneering the future of eco-friendly air travel in Japan and beyond.”

— Juriaan Kellermann, CEO of Fokker Next Gen

About Fokker Next Gen

Fokker Next Gen is dedicated to enabling clean air travel by pioneering eco-friendly aircraft, powered by renewable energy sources. We envision a world where air transport is powered by a diverse range of clean, renewable energy sources. Our goal is to reduce the global carbon footprint and accelerate the world’s transition to a sustainable future. We are dedicated to becoming a leading force in designing and manufacturing eco-friendly aircraft, working closely with engine and technology partners to create cutting-edge, sustainably propelled commercial aircraft. For more information, please visit www.fokkernextgen.com.

 

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