COP26: Transport – Sustainable Aviation

The transport sector is taking centre stage today at COP26 to progress discussions and negotiations on driving the global transition to zero emission transport.

Osprey, a tpgroup company, is currently working on a number of sustainable aviation initiatives to help the industry towards this goal.

Project DragonFLY

Osprey is providing certification support and regulatory advice as part of the DragonFLY consortium.

Project DragonFLY is a ground-breaking initiative funded by the Welsh Government European Regional Development Fund to develop a hybrid electric/hydrogen powered aircraft in support of an exciting new era of cleaner, greener aviation initiatives achieved through innovative industry collaboration.

Osprey is working with the leading partner Cardiff University and other consortium partners, Toshiba Europe Limited, Inetic Limited, Wiltan Limited, Control Development (UK) Limited, CTM Europe Limited and the Aerospace Wales Forum to develop a certification roadmap for hybrid aircraft that will form a foundation for future electrical aircraft and help the aviation sector on its journey to a more sustainable future.

Osprey has extensive experience in ‘first of type’ certification of air platforms and systems and is initially developing the Safety Management System (SMS) to underpin the certification roadmap. The Osprey team will also advise and assist consortium partners in identifying the methodologies and processes required to achieve certification of the air system by the regulator.

Alternative Fuels at Airports

Osprey has been working with airports to develop a ‘risk picture’ for the provision of hydrogen fuel. The aim is to provide a robust catalyst for achieving a similar or improved assurance environment (versus hydrocarbon fuels) at the airport following the introduction of hydrogen fuel cell technology, and the refuelling, handling, parking and turn-around of future alternative propulsion passenger aircraft.


The UK is currently hosting the 26th Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow to bring global leaders together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Osprey is proud to be working on projects that are taking such a vital step towards the commercial use of hybrid aircraft and alternative fuel sources, and reinforce our commitment to support initiatives that will enable a greener future for the aviation industry.

Please contact us to discuss how we can support your sustainable aviation projects: [email protected]

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