Airplane performance lecturer at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Bernard van Dijk graduated from the university of applied science (HTS) in Haarlem in 1982 in aeronautical engineering. He began his career working for five years for a computer company in high resolution video controllers. In 1987 he started working for KLM as a ground school instructor and a flight operations engineer. Parallel to this he was employed as a freelancer at various flight schools as a theory instructor for the Airline Transport Pilot Licence. In 2005 he started working at the University of Applied Science in Amsterdam as a lecturer in physics, aerodynamics, airplane performance and stability and control.
In this new explainer video, our member Bernard van Dijk investigates if hydrogen is a viable decarbonisation solution as an aircraft fuel and debunks some commonly made statements on hydrogen for aircraft.
Hydrogen is often claimed as a solution for hard to decarbonise sectors like as aviation. But is it really feasible to decarbonise the aviation sector with hydrogen? To really unpick this, let’s crunch some numbers.
An independent expert group of scientists, academics and engineers has today launched a new advisory body — the Hydrogen Science Coalition (HSC) — that aims to bring “concrete evidence back into the hydrogen debate, free from industry bias”.
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