AMSL Aero, Project Vertiia – A Renewable Hydrogen Air Transport System

November 24th, 2023

R&D Focus Areas:

Lead Organisation:
AMSL Aero Pty Ltd

Not applicable


Start date:
July 2023

Completion date:
August 2025

Key contacts:

AUD$5,430,000: Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Project total cost:

Project summary description:
AMSL Aero are designing a hydrogen powered electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle (Vertiia). The project aims to demonstrate the feasibility of hydrogen air transport applications through construction of an eVTOL prototype and navigation of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) certification process for hydrogen–powered aircrafts.

The project comprises:

  • Installation of ground testing facilities.
  • Design, integration and optimisation of components such as the hydrogen storage tank, fuel cell system and balance of plant for hydrogen powered Vertiia.
  • Low-altitude and low-speed flight test demonstrations of the hydrogen powered Vertiia protype aircraft.
  • Completion of knowledge sharing reports, including lessons learnt and key milestones throughout the project.

Related publications and key links:
AMSL Aero, Project Vertiia – A Renewable Hydrogen Air Transport System – Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
Renewable hydrogen takes to the skies – Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
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Higher degree studies supported:
Not applicable.


This description is based on publicly available material as of November 2023