Building on its “Future of the Skies” educational content series, the Airbus Foundation Discovery Space is tackling a new topic to inspire youth: hydrogen for planet-friendly air travel. This latest chapter introduces kids to the element at the very top of the periodic table and how it could play a key role in powering future aircraft.  

Hydrogen in future aircraft, explained to kids

This content series deciphers H2 for the next generation

Two hybrid-hydrogen turbofan engines provide thrust. The liquid hydrogen storage and distribution system is located behind the rear pressure bulkhead.  

Hydrogen combustion, explained

How hydrogen’s unique properties are ideal for engine combustion

Quieter city skies  

Quieter city skies

Helicopter sound reduction research amps up

The AlbatrossONE demonstrator has successfully achieved a new milestone: a “gate-to-gate” demonstration with wing-tips that are 75% longer than those tested in the first phase.  

Freely flapping wing-tips on future aircraft just took a leap forward 

AlbatrossONE successfully achieves “gate-to-gate” demonstration

The launch against the sky.  

This rocket propellant fuelled the 1981 Space Shuttle

What aeronautical engineers can learn from liquid hydrogen use in spacecraft

Through fello’fly, a follower aircraft will retrieve the energy lost by the wake of a leader aircraft, by flying in the smooth updraft of air it creates  

How a fello'fly flight will actually work

Airbus is teaming up with airlines and Air Navigation Service Providers to help fello’fly take flight

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