As Airbus’ Silicon Valley innovation centre, Acubed is building the future of the aerospace industry by pursuing high-value, high-impact innovation projects to enable the next age of aviation.
Acubed is Airbus' first innovation centre. It is ideally located in Silicon Valley, the world’s leading innovation hub and home to many of the world’s largest high-tech companies and start-ups. Acubed drives innovation by focusing on technical domains in which Silicon Valley enjoys a clear competitive advantage, including artificial intelligence, autonomy, data analytics, rapid prototyping and digital communications.
Its mission is three-fold:
- To build the future of flight now
- To leverage world-class talent within the Silicon Valley ecosystem
- To partner with and provide value to many different Airbus teams
Acubers are engineers, designers and world-class experts who take a multidisciplinary approach to intellectual discovery. They love working with their eyes wide open in a world without boundaries. Curious and passionate, they are committed to out-of-box thinking to deliver innovation in the fastest, most agile way possible.
This scalable and certified machine-learning solution for autonomous flight enables self-piloted aircraft operation, from small urban vehicles to commercial airplanes.
Advanced Digital Design and Manufacturing (ADAM)
This digital platform is transforming aerospace design and manufacturing to drastically reduce aerospace product lead times and production costs.
This project is building an “Aircraft as a Sensing System” to provide high-quality, high-cadence images and analytics.
This multi-functional team works to enable a more modern and scalable approach to air traffic management so new aerial vehicles can safely enter and share our future skies.