Project Partners

Cranfield Aerospace Solutions – An aerospace market leader in rapid prototyping of new aerospace concepts, and modifications to existing aerospace platforms, to meet the most challenging issues facing the industry today.

This project can deliver the world’s first truly “green” passenger carrying airline services from September 2024. The whole team is proud of what Project Fresson has achieved so far and excited about what is to come. I am very thankful for the support of the ATI and our investors for making this groundbreaking work a reality.

Paul Hutton
Chief Executive Officer

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The Project Fresson team is comprised of leading UK businesses and universities…


Britten-Norman – The UK’s only civil A2 approved aircraft manufacturer, has been designing and building aircraft for over 60 years. Models include the famous Islander and Trislander commuter variants and the latest Manned Airborne Surveillance/ISTAR platform, the Defender 4000.

Our operators want greener and cleaner Islanders, so do we, so does our planet. Britten-Norman spent 2020 actively exploring and experimenting with several different green technologies. Hydrogen has emerged as an especially exciting prospect. The team look forward to working on this project.”

William Hynett
Chief Executive Officer

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Ricardo – T.

We are proud to join the Cranfield Aerospace Solutions consortium to play our
part in helping to reduce the carbon footprint for commercial air passengers. We
are already working on hydrogen and fuel cell technology, providing clean efficient
solutions which reduce carbon and noxious emissions across a wide range of
sectors. Our work for the Fresson consortium will enable us to consolidate and
grow our hydrogen fuel cell and propulsion capability, so that Ricardo can achieve
its ambition of becoming a world-leader in hydrogen and fuel cell services and
solutions and help accelerate net zero transportation.”

Steve Dyke
Managing Director, Ricardo Automotive and Industrial EMEA Division

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