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Twenty-four startups join Airbus accelerator programme  

Twenty-four startups join Airbus accelerator programme

Racer high-speed demonstrator passes preliminary design review milestone  

Racer high-speed demonstrator passes preliminary design review milestone

Airbus, Delta Air Lines partner on Skywise open-data platform and predictive maintenance services  

Airbus, Delta Air Lines partner on Skywise open-data platform and predictive maintenance services

Block chain to empower charities  

Block chain to empower charities

Strong as a spider’s web  

Strong as a spider’s web

Premiering a future blueprint for our sky  

Premiering a future blueprint for our sky

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. 

 


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Today's Airbus provides fertile ground for digital innovators. We welcome big data experts, augmented reality explorers and others to capitalise on our resources as a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. Looking for an exciting career? Look no further.

Featured news

Mark Cousin to write the next chapters of A³

Mark Cousin to write the next chapters of A³

Premiering a future blueprint for our sky

Premiering a future blueprint for our sky

Fly your ideas competition

Fly your ideas competition

The future is electric

The future is electric

Unleashing the power of data

Unleashing the power of data

Learn more about Skywise, Airbus' open data platform

 

Innovation news

Block chain to empower charities

Mark Cousin to write the next chapters of A³

Strong as a spider’s web

Premiering a future blueprint for our sky

Airbus Perlan Mission II glider soars to 76,000 feet to break own altitude record, surpassing even U-2 reconnaissance plane

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Unleashing the power of data

Airbus Zephyr Solar High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite flies for longer than any other aircraft during its successful maiden flight

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Eagle eyes

The future is electric

Rethinking city transport

CAAS, EASA and Airbus collaborate to advance safety of unmanned aircraft systems in urban environment

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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. 

Fostering innovation

Through our global innovation centres, venture capital fund, and aerospace accelerators, we collaborate with the brightest minds across the globe to tackle big problems with novel insights to make the world a more connected, prosperous, and safer place.

By funding and supporting start-ups and SMEs, we contribute to accelerating innovation in aerospace. 

A^3

Based in Silicon Valley, A3 is a disruptive innovation centre tasked with defining the future of flight by employing world-class experts, flying in the face of risk and delivering with maximum speed.

Airbus China Innovation Centre

Based in Shenzhen, China, the Airbus China Innovation Centre (ACIC) is tasked with identifying the next big change to transform the aerospace sector by tapping into the burgeoning local technology activities and talent pool. 

Airbus BizLab

Airbus BizLab is a global network of aerospace accelerators in France, Germany and India where startups and Airbus intrapreneurs are hosted to speed up the transformation of innovative ideas into valuable and viable businesses.

Airbus Ventures

Headquartered in Silicon Valley and Paris, Airbus Ventures is a fast-moving early-stage investment group that independently funds and supports inspiring start-ups in the aerospace industry. 

Fly Your Ideas

Airbus’ Fly Your Ideas competition inspires the next generation to innovate for the future of aerospace. It’s a chance for students to apply their classroom learning and research to real-world challenges to envision solutions for the future of aerospace.

The competition involves three increasingly competitive rounds leading to a live final. The selected teams for the final are asked to develop and prototype their solutions, then present their projects to an expert jury at the final event.

Open Innovation

Our Open Innovation programme aims at identifying dynamic SMEs and startups to partner with to develop ground-breaking technologies applicable to the aeronautics industry. Have an idea? Share it with us.

Our team will assess the scope of application of your proposal, including its feasibility, maturity and viability. If selected, you will be invited to pitch your idea to our experts to further explore your idea, possible use cases and partnership opportunities.

 

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