Electrification: Explore 12 stories

Paul Eremenko at AIAA Aviation Forum 2017

Innovation in the Age of the Third Aerospace Revolution

Tech trends, emerging opportunities, and disrupting flight as we currently know it - watch Airbus CTO Paul Eremenko's Keynote...Tech trends, emerging opportunities, and disrupting flight as we currently know it - watch Airbus CTO Paul Eremenko's Keynote at AIAA Aviation Forum 2017.

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...

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.
e-systems Airbus concept

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...

Building the E-Fan

Watch how we build the electrically powered E-Fan technology demonstrator.Watch how we build the electrically powered E-Fan technology demonstrator.