Someday soon, passengers may find themselves travelling in aircraft that look nothing like the ones seen on today’s runways and helipads. At Airbus, we are testing new and exciting configurations that have the potential to deliver real environmental performance benefits and to improve the passenger experience.
Our disruptive design projects
This game-changing “blended wing body” design could generate up to 20% less fuel burn compared to current single-aisle models with the same engine. The exceptionally spacious layout also opens up the design space, enabling the possible integration of various other types of propulsion systems.
This helicopter demonstrator’s advanced design means it will be 10-15% more efficient than standard helicopters. It has the potential to reach speeds of 400 Km/h, which is significantly faster than standard helicopters.
Future Combat Air System (FCAS)
Shaping the future of air power
This European defence programme aims to connect the next-generation fighter aircraft to other aerial vehicles through a system-of-systems approach.