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Airbus e-NABLEs a brighter future  

Airbus e-NABLEs a brighter future

Airbus’ Skyways drone trials world’s first shore-to-ship deliveries  

Airbus’ Skyways drone trials world’s first shore-to-ship deliveries

Urban Air Mobility: on the path to public acceptance  

Urban Air Mobility: on the path to public acceptance

Urban Air Mobility - the sky is yours

 
Airbus Quantum Computing Challenge  

Airbus Quantum Computing Challenge

Shaping the future of aerospace

Innovation happens when great ideas, people, and challenges intersect. At Airbus, we make these intersections happen. The result: breakthrough innovations that positively impact the world, and ignite excitement and passion for aerospace. 

Open innovation

Open innovation

Translating innovative ideas into aerospace breakthroughs

Tech challenges & competitions

Tech challenges & competitions

Collaborating with bright minds to tackle big challenges

Areas of focus

We are at the cusp of a third revolution in flight. That’s why at Airbus, we are laser focused on specific research and development areas that are going to be the key drivers in shaping the future of aerospace and improving the way we live, travel, and interact. Here are a few.  

 

We’re pioneering electric technologies and flight.

E-Fan X in flight

Electric and hybrid-electric propulsion is the most promising technology to develop means of transportation with improved environmental performance that are less reliant on fossil fuels and use energy more efficiently. That’s why Airbus is investing heavily in research dedicated to developing all necessary technologies, and partnering with the best to make it a reality. 

We’re digitizing aerospace design, manufacturing, our products and services and even the sky.

In the last decade, virtual, augmented and mixed reality have become more mobile and easier to use than ever, freeing up potential to completely transform many areas.

Over the last 10 years, the pace of technological disruption has accelerated, drastically reducing the cost of products and services to make them more available to more people. We are embracing digital technologies to move from a hardware-focused approach to an integrated, problem-solving approach that connects software, hardware, and customer perspectives.

We’re determined to make urban air mobility a reality.

Vahana is one of two electric take-off and landing vehicles (eVTOL) Airbus is currently developing to alleviate city congestion.

By 2050, 66% of the world’s population will be urban. The environmental impact of transporting so many people in traditional vehicles is overwhelming, with cities accounting for 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions. We simply have to find a better way to get around. We believe that adding the third dimension to multi-modal transportation networks in cities air will improve the way we live and how we get from A to B. That’s why we are working with partners on all areas of the mobility puzzle to make urban air mobility a safe reality. 

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