Our pioneering spirit is alive and well as we explore new propulsion technologies. 

At Airbus, we are committed to developing, building and testing alternative-propulsion systems, powered by electric, hydrogen, solar and even hybrid solutions that bridge more than one of these energy sources. 


Hybrid and electric flight

Laying the groundwork for decarbonising aviation



An important pathway to our decarbonisation ambition

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Urban Air Mobility

Taking urban transport into the sky


Solar flight

Harvesting the Sun’s rays to power aircraft

Exploring energy paths for a decarbonised aviation


Airbus has developed a structured and modular energy transformation roadmap applicable to all of its aerospace solutions. The roadmap includes a range of energy-related technologies such as incremental improvements with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), new hybrid-electric engine design and future electric flight. We are running these technical solutions in parallel and continuously refining their potential to meet our decarbonisation ambition.

Airbus Energy Roadmap 2022

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