New Delhi, March 4 -- Airbus SE is working on the next-generation aircraft that will rely on hydrogen as the primary source to power its engines. While the concept is still at a nascent stage, it will be the successor to the hugely popular A320 family of airplanes, and will usher in an era of clean flying, Jean-Brice Dumont, executive vice president, engineering, Airbus, and a member of its executive committee, said in an interview. Edited excerpts:

What's the update on the development of 'ZEROe' planes?

We will bring zero-emission aircraft to service by 2035. We haven't given a specific market segment because we are working on technologies to make this development possible. Our focus is to have hydrogen as fuel, as it has superb featur...