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Wanted: a new generation of female aviation pioneers

In the Airbus research and innovation teams, we want to see more women help pioneer the new technologies that...In the Airbus research and innovation teams, we want to see more women help pioneer the new technologies that will transform the way we live, travel and interact.

Pop.Up: Urban transport reimagined

Airbus and Italdesign unveil an ingenious modular air and ground passenger concept vehicle Pop.Up intended to demonstrate a future...Airbus and Italdesign unveil an ingenious modular air and ground passenger concept vehicle Pop.Up intended to demonstrate a future vision of urban mobility.

Investing in the future: Developing the drone ecosystem

At Airbus Ventures, we’re constantly in pursuit of the most exciting upstart companies, business models and offerings set to...At Airbus Ventures, we’re constantly in pursuit of the most exciting upstart companies, business models and offerings set to tackle some of the world's biggest challenges.

Making megacities move

According to the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements, by 2030 it is estimated that 60% of the world’s...According to the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements, by 2030 it is estimated that 60% of the world’s population will live in urban areas. This represents an increase...

The very real benefits of virtual reality

The mission of our ProtoSpace Department is simple – go out and find technologies and people that can transform...The mission of our ProtoSpace Department is simple – go out and find technologies and people that can transform the way we work.

Urban air mobility

Urban air mobility (UAM) is building on currently viable technology. What are planned as demonstrators today are road-mapped to...Urban air mobility (UAM) is building on currently viable technology. What are planned as demonstrators today are road-mapped to provide a transformational transport solution for tomorrow.

How electrification will evolve flight

Electrification of aircraft is already proving to be a massive disruptor for air travel. However, the future possibilities which...Electrification of aircraft is already proving to be a massive disruptor for air travel. However, the future possibilities which are only beginning to be imagined are mind blowing.

I Fly A380: Using digitalisation to listen and serve

I Fly A380 is simple in concept – it facilitates booking a flight according to your aircraft preference. But...I Fly A380 is simple in concept – it facilitates booking a flight according to your aircraft preference. But it is adding tangible value to the 60% of passengers...