China became the third country in the world to successfully test an aircraft powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, local media reported on Monday.
According to the ST Daily newspaper, the aircraft was developed by scientists from the northeast Liaoning province on the basis of RX1E two-seat electric aircraft.
The test flight was held in Shenyang, with the plane reaching an altitude of 320 meters (some 1050 feet) above the ground.
The aircraft is equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell capable of producing 20 kilowatt of energy, necessary for the operation of the on-board systems, electric motor and battery charging.
So far, apart from China only the United States and Germany tested aircraft with a hydrogen fuel cell.