When they heard about Robin's project, it was obvious for Airbus to help him and a first meeting took place in December 2020. Around the table, they worked on the bike's frame, fork, handlebar, saddle and stem. Many technical constraints were taken into account to facilitate the implementation and transformation of the material in the production of the bike. A test phase was launched and Airbus provided Robin with two reconditioned carbon cutting kits: two kits of different materials, one of carbon sheet, the other of carbon fabric, each 4 metres long, which allowed the production of one bike. At the same time, the team produced a bicycle cover, made from thermoplastic sheeting that covers aircraft fuselages during the transport.
Currently being assembled in the Petit·Breton factory, the carbon bike "made in Airbus" will be delivered to its first customer next June and Airbus teams are already busy exploring new opportunities for the carbon waste.