Launched in 2010, Airbus Flightlab uses flight testing as the principal means of achieving proof of concept for a variety of future technologies developed at Airbus.
Its mission is:
Airbus Flightlab focuses on testing the maturity and robustness of future technologies. Key areas of inquiry include:
Flight test platforms, which are Airbus test aircraft or helicopters, are modified and transformed to support the technology to be tested. A single flight test platform can be used to evaluate the performance of several different technologies.