Enjoy the special moment when each of the final finalist teams for Airbus’ Fly Your Ideas student challenge learned they will be competing for the top prize. The five finalists are: Team MULTIFUN from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands; Team BIRDPORT from the University of Tokyo, Japan; Team AFT-BURNER-REVERSER from Northwestern Polytechnical University, China; Team RETROLLEY from the University of São Paulo, Brazil; and Team BOLLEBOOS, from City University London, UK
Speaking at the Hôtel Matignon (the French Prime Minister’s official residence in Paris) on 30 June 2015, Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier discusses China’s agreement for 45 A330 Family aircraft, along with options for 30 more A330s – the largest ever such Chinese commitment for the twin-engine widebody jetliner.
AirAsia X, which announced its Memorandum of Understanding for 50 A330-900neo aircraft at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow, is positioned to become the first airline receiving the new engine option aircraft. This video clip includes comments from Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier and Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Co-Founder and Director of AirAsia X.
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Europe’s first Mars rover will have an unmatched capability to autonomously navigate up to 70 metres a day with no outside guidance from ground control. The extended Mars Yard provides a realistic and representative Mars environment to allow the Guidance, Navigation and Control team of the ExoMars rover project to finalise the sophisticated autonomous navigation system. The Mars Yard will be used up until launch and will also be kept available after the rover has landed on the surface of Mars in 2019 – if necessary to address any problem by simulating the situation on Earth. Manufacture of the flight rover will begin early in 2015 after construction of an advanced clean room for interplanetary missions at Airbus Defence and Space’s Stevenage site. Mission launch is planned for 2018. More information: http://bit.ly/1ziYWY0