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The World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Air Mobility System   [786호]
The World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Air Mobility System0On May 30, Alaka’i Technologies unveiled the world’s first air mobility system, Skai. The hydrogen-powered Skai was developed by nationally recognized aerospace experts, engineers, and veteran pilots who have held top-level positions at NASA, companies specializing in defense, and the United States Department of Defense. It was also co-designed by the BMW Group’s design innovation studio, Designworks.
Hydrogen is known as an environment-friendly fuel emitting only water and heat as byproducts. Nevertheless, Skai is yet to be cleared by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which regulates all aspects of civil aviation in the United States. In order to help Skai pass FAA inspections, the company plans to focus on using the system for emergency responses and distributing freight first, although Skai was designed to pick up passengers.
The company expects to have FAA approval by 2020, an estimate well ahead of its competitors Lilium and Bell. Alaka’i Technologies set the target price for Skai at around $200,000 (W236.7 million), which is in line with falling hardware costs.

Hanna Jeong
Staff Reporter
 
인쇄기능입니다.
1. What is the world’s first air mobility system called?
2. What does hydrogen emit as byproducts?
3. How much will Alaka’i Technologies’ air mobility system cost around?
 
1. Would you feel safe being on Skai?
2. Do you think hydrogen will become the most used fuel in the future?
3. Are there any reasons Skai may not receive FAA approval? 4. Why do you think Skai will be used for emergency responses and distributing freight first?