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Innovation in the U.S.

Airbus continues to grow its business network in the United States, focusing on innovation and disruptive technologies.

Airbus Americas subsidiary Metron Aviation, based in Ashburn, Virginia, provides advanced Air Traffic Management production and services to the global aviation industry.

Airbus Aerial in Atlanta, Georgia was launched in May 2017 as a drone services start-up. Fusing Airbus’ constellation of high-resolution satellites with imagery from unmanned aircraft, Aerial collects, analyzes and distributes powerful, actionable data to help commercial customers solve a range of problems.

A3 (“A Cubed”) in Silicon Valley, California was launched in 2015 to disrupt Airbus and the industry before the competition does. Its mission is to build the future of flight today. A team of some 200 people at A3 works on four primary projects:  Vahana is a self-piloted vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicle; Heritage is an open source, public blockchain project focused on developing a digital asset management platform for multiple applications; ADAM is transforming aerospace design and manufacturing through digital innovation; and Wayfinder is creating autonomous flight and machine learning solutions to enable self-piloted aircraft operation. 

Opened in 2016, the Airbus Experience Center in Washington D.C. is a collection of interactive, multimedia exhibitions highlighting the extensive role the company plays in the U.S. aerospace and defense industries, as well as visually featuring the continuing evolution of technology in the industry worldwide. The Experience Center also serves as a hub for gatherings of industry groups from around the world, providing high-tech event and office facilities in the center of the Nation’s Capital. 


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