Momentum is building behind sustainable aerospace. Decarbonisation will require deep collaboration, and the engagement of a whole industry beyond commercial aircraft - including space and helicopters.

The Airbus Summit, was held on 21-22 September 2021, bringing together renowned aerospace experts, operators, thinkers, journalists, influencers, and policy makers worldwide. This industry-wide conversation explored the innovations and cross-sector partnerships that will change the way we travel forever. 

The overarching theme throughout the Summit was sustainability and decarbonisation; and more specifically how Airbus and the industry will come together to implement the necessary mix of solutions for a credible journey towards net zero. 

Best of Airbus Summit 2021

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Airbus Summit 2021 Proceedings

As a record of the event in September 2021, the rich, varied discussions have been summarized in a booklet format. It presents each debate and panel including the speakers and the topics that were addressed.  

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Airbus Summit 2021 Agenda

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 The technology challenge
The technology challenge
Decarbonisation starts now and the journey to 2035 | 21-22 September 2021 | #AirbusSummit
The future is electric
eVTOL & electrification strategy at Airbus | 21 September 2021 | #AirbusSummit
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The road to net-zero
Perspective from airlines | 21-22 September 2021 | #AirbusSummit
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Airbus' products and innovations | 21 September 2021 16.30 - 18.00 CEST | #AirbusSummit
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Space insights for climate action
22 September 2021 | #AirbusSummit
Making net-zero carbon aviation a reality
Making net-zero carbon aviation a reality
A collective challenge | 22 September 2021 | #AirbusSummit
Preparing for tomorrow
Preparing for tomorrow
People and skills we will need | 22 September 2021 | #AirbusSummit



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