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This ground-based demonstrator project led by Airbus UpNext aims to explore how cryogenic and superconducting technologies could boost the performance of electric and hybrid-electric propulsion in low-emission aircraft.  

Cryogenics and superconductivity for aircraft, explained

ASCEND aims for a breakthrough in electric propulsion for aircraft

The E-Aircraft Systems’ Vertical Test Bench enables Airbus engineers to test electric motors and propellers of helicopter-size vehicle configurations in a vertical position.  

World-class alternative-propulsion testing starts here

E-Aircraft Systems is an epicentre of future mobility testing in Europe

A350 MSN1 Flight Lab

A flying laboratory for future technologies

How Airbus Flightlab takes flight testing to the next level

Airbus unveils the three zero-emission concept aircraft known as ZEROe. These concepts include turbofan, turboprop, and blended-wing body configurations that are powered by hydrogen propulsion. All ZEROe concepts are hydrogen-hybrid aircraft  

Why hydrogen is the most promising zero-emission technology

Glenn Llewellyn deciphers hydrogen’s incredible potential

Shaping the future of aerospace

At Airbus, we believe the future of aerospace is autonomous, connected and zero-emission. We collaborate with our innovation ecosystem and leverage our digitised operations to imagine future concepts that will bring this vision to reality.





Zero emission  

Zero emission

Bringing cleaner technology to aerospace

Transportation and communication network concept.  

Autonomous & Connected

Towards safer, more efficient & interoperable flight

Future concepts  

Future concepts

A fresh approach to aircraft design & materials

Industry 4.0  

Industry 4.0

A future-focused, intelligent & digital industrial ecosystem

Innovation ecosystem  

Innovation ecosystem

Leveraging collective intelligence to deliver results

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