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ZeroAvia Heads to World Economic Forum in Davos for Second Time
January 9, 2023

Hollister, CA & Kemble, UK: ZeroAvia CEO Val Miftakhov has been invited to attend the Word Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland this month in order to join discussions with world political, economic and business leaders around sustainable transport. Val will join the meeting with a view to communicating the existential threat facing aviation—so critical to global commerce and international relations—and describe how we can have clean, guilt-free flight in the decades to come if the right action is taken.

In 2021 ZeroAvia was named a tech pioneer by the World Economic Forum, with Val attending the COVID delayed event hosted in May last year. Since the special Spring edition of Davos, ZeroAvia has continued to make massive progress, announcing powertrain commitment and investment from American Airlines and securing a permit to fly for its 19–seat demonstrator, which is scheduled to take place ahead of the event in Switzerland. The continued momentum and importance of ZeroAvia’s mission to the WEF agenda resulted in a second invite to the marquee gathering, this time as part of the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers and Unicorns community, reflecting the significant progress the company has made through 2022.

Under the theme 'Cooperation in a Fragmented World', the Annual Meeting 2023 will bring together more than 2,500 leaders from government, business and civil society, at a pivotal time for the world.


Val Miftakhov, CEO and founder of ZeroAvia, said:

“We are working hard to demonstrate the future of aviation: emissions-free flight using hydrogen-electric engines. As well as the technology development, I am passionate about explaining the enormous threat that climate change poses to aviation, an industry that is so critical to our collective prosperity. We can fly with a clean conscience in the years ahead, but we must pursue the furthest reaching solutions to tackling aviation emissions. It is of the upmost importance that world business and political leaders appreciate the complexity of the challenge and the best ways forward.”

With ZeroAvia developing engine technology to enable zero-emission commercial flights covering 300 nautical miles by 2025 and up to 1000 nautical miles by the end of the decade, many delegates could be flying into Davos on green aircraft in the near future.

About ZeroAvia:

ZeroAvia is a leader in zero-emission aviation, focused on hydrogen-electric aviation solutions to address a variety of markets, initially targeting a 300-mile range in 9–19 seat aircraft by 2025, and up to 700-mile range in 40–80 seat aircraft by 2027. Based in the UK and USA, ZeroAvia has already secured experimental certificates for its two-prototype aircraft from the CAA and FAA, passed significant flight test milestones, secured a number of key partnerships with major aircraft OEMs and major global airlines, and is on track for commercial operations in 2025. The company’s expanding UK operations are supported by grants from UK’s Aerospace Technology Institute and Innovate UK, and ZeroAvia is part of the UK Government’s Jet Zero Council. For more, please visit, follow @ZeroAvia on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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