Report Scope & Overview:

The Hydrogen Aircraft Market Size was valued at US$ 5.15 billion in 2022, expected to reach USD 6.58 billion by 2030, and grow at a CAGR of 3.1% over the forecast period 2023-2030.

A hydrogen aircraft is an aeroplane that is powered by hydrogen (liquid or gas). A hydrogen aeroplane can use hydrogen energy in two ways. It can be used in a jet engine or other types of internal combustion engines, or it can be used to power a fuel cell, which generates electricity to power an aircraft propeller. Hydrogen research as a potential fuel to power zero-emission aircraft has increased in recent years. The aviation industry is attempting to create technology to address issues such as hydrogen storage, public perceptions of safety, and cost.

Hydrogen Aircraft Market Revenue Analysis



  • The aviation sector is focusing on decarbonization.

  • Less carbon emission


  • High cost


  • Development of Hydrogen Aircraft

  • Minimum pollution


  • Converting current planes to hydrogen planes

  • Low temperature requirement


With its rapid global spread, high mortality and closure, and border closure, COVID-19 has significantly reduced the need for worldwide travel. Indeed, COVID-19 is a shift in the tourism industry as a result of a combination of changes in passenger behavior, government travel restrictions, and widespread global economic decline. The corona-virus crisis also contributes to the impact of commercial aviation on climate change beyond reducing the emissions of canceled flights and suspended flights. Improvements in shipping efficiency and a significant increase in the use of sustainable aircraft fuels and hydrogen fuels may be delayed. Technological advances in the development and design of air-frames have contributed to many improvements in fuel efficiency and reduced emissions since the 1950's. NASA's programs in basic and operational research as well as the Federal Aviation Administration's technical development and education relationships with participating airlines continue and have the potential to significantly reduce CO2 and NO2 emissions from new generation aircraft. Many older, less efficient flights parked as part of the access will not be restored to service. In particular, however, the industry is expected to delay acquiring a new aircraft containing technological improvements until demand is met, solvency verification of carrier companies is guaranteed, and the price of aircraft fuel puts pressure on adding evolutionary fuel-saving evolution to ships.

The hydrogen aircraft market is divided into two segments based on power source: hydrogen combustion and hydrogen fuel cell. The expansion of the hydrogen fuel cell segment of the hydrogen aircraft market can be ascribed to its simplicity as well as the availability of a battery backup system. The hydrogen aircraft market is divided into three segments based on passenger capacity: up to four passengers, five to ten passengers, and more than ten passengers. Because of the development of numerous hydrogen aircraft prototypes, the market for up to four passengers is likely to increase at a faster CAGR.

The hydrogen aircraft market is divided into three categories based on range: up to 20 km, 20 km to 100 km, and more than 100 km. The segment of up to 20 kilometers is expected to account for the majority of the total. Drones are predicted to be widely used in the near future (by 2028), driving the growth of the market for up to 20 km segments.

Factors such as increased worldwide air passenger traffic, the high appropriateness of hydrogen as an aviation fuel, and lower greenhouse gas emissions by using hydrogen aircraft are expected to drive expansion in the global hydrogen aircraft market during the forecast period. The existing price gap between hydrogen and conventional jet fuel, on the other hand, is likely to stifle growth in the worldwide hydrogen aircraft market throughout the projection period. Furthermore, the creation of a green hydrogen ecosystem, proactive government activities toward hydrogen powered aircraft, and rise in hydrogen infrastructure development around the world provide profitable prospects for market expansion during the projection period.


ZeroAvia Inc, Airbus SE, HES Energy Systems, GKN Aerospace,Urban Aeronautics Ltd., Alisport Srl, BAE systems, URBAN AERONAUTICS LTD, Airspace Experience Technologies, Inc., ZEROAVIA INC, and Other players.


by Power Source

  • Hydrogen Combustion

  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell

by Passenger Capacity

  • Less than 100

  • 101 to 200

  • More Than 200

by Range

  • Short Haul

  • Medium Haul

  • Long Haul

by Application

  • Passenger Aircraft

  • Cargo Aircraft

by Power Source

  • Fully Hydrogen Powered Aircraft

  • Hybrid Electric Aircraft

  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell Aircraft

  • Liquid Hydrogen Aircraft

Hydrogen Aircraft Market Segmentation Analysis


The market for hydrogen aircraft has been researched in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the rest of the world. North America is expected to have the highest share of the worldwide market. During the forecast period, the Asia Pacific and Rest of the World areas are expected to increase slowly. Canada and The United States are major countries in this region. During the forecast period, the United States is expected to lead the North American hydrogen aircraft market. Various studies and advancements are being conducted by government and business institutes to investigate and commercialize hydrogen aviation systems.


  • North America

    • USA

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • The Netherlands

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • south Korea

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • Israel

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America

Hydrogen Aircraft Market Report Scope:
Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2022 US$ 5.15 Billion
Market Size by 2030 US$ 6.58 Billion
CAGR CAGR of 3.1% From 2023 to 2030
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2020-2021
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • By Range (Short Haul, Medium Haul , Long Haul)
• By Power Source (Hydrogen Combustion and Hydrogen Fuel Cell)
• By Passenger Capacity (Less than 100, 101 to 200 and More Than 200)
• By Power Source (Fully Hydrogen Powered Aircraft, Hybrid Electric Aircraft, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Aircraft and Liquid Hydrogen Aircraft)
• By Application (Passenger Aircraft and Cargo Aircraft)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles ZeroAvia Inc, Airbus SE, HES Energy Systems, GKN Aerospace,Urban Aeronautics Ltd., Alisport Srl, BAE systems, URBAN AERONAUTICS LTD, Airspace Experience Technologies, Inc., ZEROAVIA INC, and Other players.
DRIVERS • The aviation sector is focusing on decarbonization.
• Less carbon emission
RESTRAINTS • High cost

Frequently Asked Questions

A hydrogen aircraft is an aeroplane that is powered by hydrogen (liquid or gas). A hydrogen aeroplane can use hydrogen energy in two ways. It can be used in a jet engine or other types of internal combustion engines, or it can be used to power a fuel cell, which generates electricity to power an aircraft propeller.

The expected CAGR of the Hydrogen Aircraft Market is 3.1% during the forecast period 2023-2030.

The leading players in the Hydrogen Aircraft Market include ZeroAvia Inc, Airbus SE, HES Energy Systems, GKN Aerospace, Urban Aeronautics Ltd., Alisport Srl, BAE systems, URBAN AERONAUTICS LTD, Airspace Experience Technologies, Inc., and ZEROAVIA INC.

The market size for the Hydrogen Aircraft Market was valued at USD 5.15 billion in 2022.

North America region dominated the Hydrogen Aircraft Market.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions


2. Research Methodology


3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges


4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of Ukraine- Russia war

4.3 Impact of ongoing Recession

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World


5. Value Chain Analysis


6. Porter’s 5 forces model


7.  PEST Analysis


8. Global Hydrogen Aircraft Market, by Power Source

8.1 Hydrogen Combustion

8.2 Hydrogen Fuel Cell


9. Global Hydrogen Aircraft Market, by Passenger Capacity

9.1 Less than 100

9.2 101 to 200

9.3 More Than 200


10. Global Hydrogen Aircraft Market, by Range

10.1 Short Haul

10.2 Medium Haul

10.3 Long Haul


11. Global Hydrogen Aircraft Market, by Application

11.1 Passenger Aircraft

11.2 Cargo Aircraft


12. Global Hydrogen Aircraft Market, by Power Source

12.1 Fully Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft

12.2 Hybrid Electric Aircraft

12.3 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Aircraft

12.4 Liquid Hydrogen Aircraft


13. Regional Analysis

13.1 Introduction

13.2 North America

13.2.1 USA

13.2.2 Canada

13.2.3 Mexico

13.3 Europe

13.3.1 Germany

13.3.2 UK

13.3.3 France

13.3.4 Italy

13.3.5 Spain

13.3.6 The Netherlands

13.3.7 Rest of Europe

13.4 Asia-Pacific

13.4.1 Japan

13.4.2 South Korea

13.4.3 China

13.4.4 India

13.4.5 Australia

13.4.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

13.5 The Middle East & Africa

13.5.1 Israel

13.5.2 UAE

13.5.3 South Africa

13.5.4 Rest

13.6 Latin America

13.6.1 Brazil

13.6.2 Argentina

13.6.3 Rest of Latin America


14 Company Profiles

14.1 ZeroAvia Inc

14.1.1 Financial

14.1.2 Products/ Services Offered

14.1.3 SWOT Analysis

14.1.4 The SNS view

14.2 Airbus SE

14.3 HES Energy Systems

14.4 GKN Aerospace

14.5 Urban Aeronautics Ltd.

14.6 Alisport Srl

14.7 BAE systems


14.9 Airspace Experience Technologies, Inc.



15 Competitive Landscape

15.1 Competitive Benchmarking

15.2 Market Share analysis

15.3 Recent Developments


16. Conclusion


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