Electric and Hybrid Electric: Explore 13 stories

You’ve got to try before you fly

Massively accelerating the pace of change in the aerospace industry is the key objective of Airbus’s Demonstrator programme. Massively accelerating the pace of change in the aerospace industry is the key objective of Airbus’s Demonstrator programme.

Electrification: Powering the future of flight

We’ve identified key trends, opportunities, and challenges in bringing all electric and hybrid propulsion systems to aerospace.We’ve identified key trends, opportunities, and challenges in bringing all electric and hybrid propulsion systems to aerospace.

PODCAST: Piloting the future of flight

For the aviation industry, this is the most exciting period since the dawn of the jet age. Paul Eremenko...For the aviation industry, this is the most exciting period since the dawn of the jet age. Paul Eremenko & Charles Champion discuss how technology is shaping the future...

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.
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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...

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.
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Why fly solo? The power of partnerships

In order to build a better future, you must be an idealist – luckily we are not the only...In order to build a better future, you must be an idealist – luckily we are not the only ones.

Propulsion technologies – beyond the battery

Batteries have always been a weighty issue in holding back electric flight. If we filled up an A320 with the...Batteries have always been a weighty issue in holding back electric flight. If we filled up an A320 with the best batteries available on the market today, without any passengers...

A dedicated home

The focal point of our endeavour to deliver electric and hybrid aircraft propulsion technologies will open in 2018, with...The focal point of our endeavour to deliver electric and hybrid aircraft propulsion technologies will open in 2018, with the E-Aircraft System House in Ottobrunn, Germany.

Skyways: rethinking the urban last mile

As we move towards a future where autonomous urban flight becomes technologically normalised, we need to help develop a...As we move towards a future where autonomous urban flight becomes technologically normalised, we need to help develop a world that can welcome and support it.

E-Fan technology demonstrator emulates epic Channel crossing

The E-Fan technology demonstrator has become the world’s first twin-engine electric plane taking off by its own power to...The E-Fan technology demonstrator has become the world’s first twin-engine electric plane taking off by its own power to successfully cross the English Channel, some 106 years after Louis...