Project HEART’s first focus group workshop is taking place on 20th November

Prof Pat Langdon, Dr Greg Fountas and Dr Clare McTigue will travel to Kirkwall in Orkney on Saturday 20th November to facilitate the first Project HEART focus group workshop. The workshop will take place in The Orkney Hotel, 40-41 Victoria St, Kirkwall KW15 1DN from 11am – 1pm. Locals living on the island will be attending to discuss their opinions towards hydrogen electric technology, especially on issues including understanding, safety and trust. This will be an important part of determining the success of the HEART service for Scottish Islands.

What is Project HEART? As part of the UK Government’s Future Flight Challenge, Project HEART (Hydrogen-Electric & Automated Regional Transportation) will develop a UK wide fully sustainable and scalable air transport network. We are looking to construct and operate what would be the world’s first zero emission 19-seater commercial aircraft route, operating in Scotland by 2025. This involves hydrogen electric technologies, which present opportunities to deliver the same performance as a conventional aircraft engine, but with zero carbon emissions and at around half of the operating costs.

Are you interested in the future of aviation? If yes, have your say…

We are looking for volunteer participants to represent Scotland’s public opinion towards new hydrogen electric technologies. Anyone can take part in the workshop – you don’t have to be an expert!!! By taking part, you will give us an insight into social acceptance issues such safety and trust towards these new technologies. Places are limited so you need to complete the online registration form if you want to participate. If you are selected, our event organisers from Edinburgh Napier University will contact you by phone or email with further details. Each participant will also receive a travel reimbursement in the form of a voucher for NorthLink Ferries.

Register here.

For more information about Project HEART and Edinburgh Napier University’s involvement, click here.

If you require further details about the workshop, please contact Dr Clare McTigue, Research Fellow at Edinburgh Napier University: or Professor Pat Langdon, Director of Transport Research Institute:

Two further workshops will take place on campus at the Rivers Suite, Craiglockhart Campus at Edinburgh Napier University on Saturday 4th December and Friday 10th December. More details on these events to follow…

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