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Airbus Summit 2022

30 November - 1 December 2022 | #AirbusSummit

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Could hydrogen fuel-cell systems be the solution for emission-free aviation?

Products & Services

The holy grail of aircraft propulsion is to provide power without any emissions. One of the most promising candidates is the hydrogen fuel-cell. Here we explain how Airbus and its partners are helping to drive the technology forward to be ready for flight demonstrations.

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Airbus prepares for its first megawatt-class hydrogen fuel-cell engine flight-test demonstrator…

Innovation

Hydrogen-powered fuel-cell engine architecture with cryogenic storage could feature in an all-new zero-emission aircraft which will enter service by 2035. Airbus is already well on track to design, build and demonstrate such a megawatt-class propulsion system, in under four years from now…

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The Moon in our sights

Space

As the Orion spacecraft continues its historic mission around the Moon powered by the Airbus-built European Service Module (ESM), our engineers are already looking ahead to the future ‘lunar ecosystem’ – which is expected to represent a market value in the billions of euros during the next 20 years.

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Airbus employee Pablo Álvarez Fernández joins Europe’s 2022 class of astronauts

Meet Pablo, Airbus employee joining the Europe’s 2022 class of astronauts.

People

Chosen from more than 22,500 applicants, Pablo Alvarez Fernandez was selected this month as a career astronaut candidate by the European Space Agency (ESA).  He currently is the Airbus Project Management Officer in Getafe, Spain for the A350 commercial aircraft, and previously worked on the ExoMars Martian rover in the UK at Airbus Defence and Space.

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Airbus unveils its DisruptiveLab to test new decarbonisation focused technologies
The DisruptiveLab will evaluate a new aerodynamic architecture intended to reduce fuel consumption, as well as pursuing the implementation of hybridisation with a fully parallel hybrid propulsion system that enables the battery to be recharged in-flight. The new demonstrator will take to the skies before the end of 2022 in order to begin flight testing and maturing these new technologies. 
Innovation
Airbus reveals hydrogen-powered zero-emission engine
Airbus has revealed that it is developing a hydrogen-powered fuel cell engine. The propulsion system is being considered as one of the potential solutions to equip its zero-emission aircraft that will enter service by 2035.
Innovation
Airbus and Renault Group to advance research on electrification
Airbus and Renault Group, worldwide leaders in the aerospace and automotive industries, have signed a research and development agreement which aims at enhancing transversalities and synergies to accelerate both companies’ electrification roadmaps, improving their respective range of products. This partnership will help Airbus mature technologies associated with future hybrid-electric aircraft and will be detailed at the Airbus Summit taking place 30 November - 1 December.

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