Significant milestone in the journey to hydrogen-electric flight

Significant milestone in the journey to hydrogen-electric flight Successful vibration and shock tests on Project FRESSON – Reaction Engines’ collaboration with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions – brings zero carbon flight a step closer. Reaction Engines and Cranfield Aerospace Solutions (CAeS) have reached an important milestone in their collaboration on Project FRESSON. Successful vibration and shock tests […]

Reaction Engines and Cranfield Aerospace Solutions Expand Collaboration for Cutting-Edge Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology Integration

Reaction Engines, a global leader in cutting-edge thermal management solutions, and Cranfield Aerospace Solutions (CAeS), renowned pioneers in hydrogen fuel cell propulsion systems for aviation, today announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand their existing collaboration to explore additional aerospace applications for their zero-emission propulsion technology. The MoU represents an expansion […]

First operational test of Reaction Engines’ joint venture, Sunborne Systems, ammonia reactor technology exceeds all expectations, demonstrating potential to fully decarbonise marine transport industry

Sunborne Systems Ammonia Reactor testing site

Sunborne Systems is a UK-based green fuel technology company, founded by Reaction Engines, the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council and Kiko Ventures, to develop an innovative ammonia-reactor technology that will enable the zero-carbon conversion of existing power systems in hard-to-abate sectors. The test programme, undertaken at Reaction Engines’ test facility at the Culham Science […]

Reaction Engines chosen for high-speed transportation concepts under the UK Space Agency’s International Bilateral Fund

Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity spaceplane in flight during its recent Galactic 01 mission

Reaction Engines has been awarded funding to further a U.K./U.S. collaboration under the UK Space Agency’s International Bilateral Fund. Reaction Engines has chosen Virgin Galactic as the airframe partner for this project. This funding will enable research and development for horizontal launch vehicle concepts utilising air-breathing, hypersonic propulsion technology. The funding programme supports UK ambitions […]

Reaction Engines signs up to Defence Aviation Net Zero Strategy Charter

Defence Charter

Building on the Ministry of Defence Climate Change and Sustainability Strategic Approach, this strategy sets out why climate change and sustainability are important to the Defence Aviation sector. It outlines how Defence will contribute to the UK’s Net Zero ambition through five strategic pillars: Rethinking Capability Provision, Improving Efficiency, Sustainable Aviation Fuel, Zero Emission Propulsion […]

Reaction wins Thames Valley Tech Company of the Year 2023

The Team on stage at the Thames Valley Awards, after winning, holding the trophy for Company of the Year.

Hosted by the Business Magazine and celebrating the best in Technology and the people behind the businesses in the Thames Valley, the awards bring together leading entrepreneurs from Tech start and scale-ups, leaders from SMEs, VCs as well as policymakers in the region. Rosalind Payne, Partner at category sponsors BDO LLP said: “Reaction Engines has […]

Reaction Engines announces the appointment of new Chair.

New Chair, Rt Hon Philip Dunne MP and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, Andrea Minton Beddoes,

Philip has been a member of Reaction Engines’ Board since July 2021 and previously held the position of Senior Independent Non-Executive Director. He has served as Reaction Engines’ Acting Chair since April 2023 following the passing of the Company’s long-standing Chairman Nigel McNair Scott. Following a 20-year career in investment banking, Philip has been MP […]

Reaction Engines joins ATI projects RACHEL and LH2GT, working alongside Rolls-Royce to develop key technologies for a liquid hydrogen gas turbine and its fuel system

Reaction Engines is excited to announce its participation in projects RACHEL and LH2GT, two cutting-edge projects developing technologies for the use of liquid hydrogen fuel in aviation. Led by Rolls-Royce and funded by the UK government’s Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), Reaction Engines brings to the projects its world-leading thermal management expertise as the aviation industry […]