New technologies, such as electrification, are increasingly disrupting traditional aircraft design. Two middle-school students are proving that imagination and curiosity are the most important prerequisites for imagining the future of flight.
Cities are key to a sustainable future for our planet. At the Urban Futures Global Conference, city changers will get the opportunity to present the innovative ideas that will drive the sustainable and more liveable cities of tomorrow.
Taking sustainable urban travel into the sky will transform the makeup of future cities. We speak to Derek Cheng, Head of Asia-Pacific, Airbus Urban Mobility, who discusses the role urban air mobility can play in building more liveable cities.
Electric-powered aircraft is inching increasingly closer to reality than ever. We speak to Glenn Llewellyn, Airbus General Manager, Electrification, to get his thoughts on the role that electric-propulsion aircraft technology can play in creating sustainable futures.
At the E-Aircraft System (EAS) House, Airbus is pushing alternative “eco-friendly” propulsion technology to the limit. Here, the E-Fan X’s electric motor will undergo rigorous testing in preparation for the demonstrator’s first flight in 2021.
The e-racer model from Team Condor Aviation is a retrofit of the winning “White Lightning” aircraft from formula one races of the 1980s and 1990s. The 2019 Dubai Air Show marks the e-racer’s first public appearance in anticipation of the inaugural competition of the Air Race E racing series.