3X-10X LIGHTER THAN BATTERIES
LONGER ELECTRIC FLIGHT DURATIONS
NASA-backed team fly first hydrogen-electric UAV, powered by Horizon
FAI distance world record with Horizon powered UAV, by NASA-backed team
HES releases first Hydrogen-on-Demand FC for UAV with liquid storage technology
SIIRD / EDB program leads to 10 hours endurance UAV unveiled by Bluebird
HES announces new 700Wh/kg FC energy system with solid storage technology
H3 Dynamics choses Paris, France, as its regional HQ for the EMEA region.
HYFISH first flight powered by Horizon Fuel Cell's gaseous solutions
Newly launched AEROPAK successfully proves itself on SKYLARK
H3 Dynamics, is formed and acquires HES as part of MBO
ST Aerospace mini-UAV, equipped with new HES solid storage FC, flies for 6 hours
Element One Hydrogen Aircraft Program Begins
HES Energy Systems - subsidiary of Horizon Fuel Cells - is officially established
HES started powering experimental unmanned hydrogen-electric aircraft as early as 2005-2006. It established its main lab in Singapore in 2009, where it began working on a number of new hydrogen on demand technologies, with a goal to solve hydrogen infrastructure for unmanned drone applications and other weight sensitive applications. Its first prototypes were released in 2010 for an enclosed all-inclusive battery replacement product for small fixed-wing UAVs.
In 2017, HES began development of a hexacopter hydrogen drone, named HYCOPTER which has launched in July 2019. It has also moved its product development operations from Singapore to Austin, Texas.
More recently - the company filed patents for hydrogen electric passenger aviation systems both as propulsion and ground refuelling systems - with plans to enable a first hydrogen-electric passenger flight platform by 2025.
NEXT: H2 DRONE AUTOMATION
H3 Dynamics is building the future of fully autonomous aerial systems, where long endurance operations and flight durations are one of the key industry bottlenecks.
As part of the H3 Dynamics group, HES products such as HYCOPTER can now link up H3 Zoom digital solutions platform, providing maintenance and security solutions across different industries
AI enabled digital solutions marketplace
HES is also enabling the future of H3 Dynamics'
DBX drone stations, currently designed to automate battery powered drones in the field.
HES is working on hydrogen drone stations, so that hydrogen drones such as HYCOPTER can operate independently in the field and cover much larger areas and distances than today's battery drone stations.