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Altiscope: building blueprints for the sky

With the development of new types of aircraft, including drones and autonomous air taxis, the airspace above us is...With the development of new types of aircraft, including drones and autonomous air taxis, the airspace above us is becoming increasingly busy. Airbus is working on a project to...
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Airbus BizLab: Accelerating innovation globally

After a record number of applications, Airbus’ accelerator kicks off its third season with 11 international startups from the...After a record number of applications, Airbus’ accelerator kicks off its third season with 11 international startups from the aerospace sector and a new approach to helping humanitarian organisations.
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Funding for urban air mobility pioneers

Airbus and investor HAX have joined forces to accelerate the development of Urban Air Mobility through a four-month programme...Airbus and investor HAX have joined forces to accelerate the development of Urban Air Mobility through a four-month programme that will help startups drive innovation in the sector.
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Improving aviation’s carbon footprint with BLADE

Targeting a 5% cut in an aeroplane’s CO2 emissions by reducing wing friction, Airbus has successfully completed the maiden...Targeting a 5% cut in an aeroplane’s CO2 emissions by reducing wing friction, Airbus has successfully completed the maiden flight of its A340 laminar-flow “BLADE” test demonstrator aircraft.
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Putting urban transport into the third dimension, together

Innovations in technology and the digital transformation of business means that a solution to urban transport congestion is in...Innovations in technology and the digital transformation of business means that a solution to urban transport congestion is in sight, according to Mathias Thomsen, General Manager for Urban Air...
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Chatbots: a smarter way to work

Chatbots are a hot topic in technology development and Airbus is exploring their use across the company - from...Chatbots are a hot topic in technology development and Airbus is exploring their use across the company - from business administration to manufacturing and from customer services to the...
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Fly your ideas in Cape Town

Airbus BizLab, our business accelerator programme, is expanding its search for a new generation of aerospace startups and entrepreneurs,...Airbus BizLab, our business accelerator programme, is expanding its search for a new generation of aerospace startups and entrepreneurs, this time in Southern Africa.

VR inflight entertainment: an unrestricted view

A dive into the future of IFE VR with Inflight VR which just completed a six-month business accelerator programme...A dive into the future of IFE VR with Inflight VR which just completed a six-month business accelerator programme driven by Airbus BizLab, our start-up incubator.
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Airbus appoints LUO Gang to lead new innovation centre in China

Chinese research to support future Airbus products & servicesChinese research to support future Airbus products & services
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Flying into the future

Check out Airbus CTO Paul Eremenko's session at #RiseConf 2017 in Hong KongCheck out Airbus CTO Paul Eremenko's session at #RiseConf 2017 in Hong Kong
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The insider’s Airbus: Saul Lopez

In the first of a series of interviews, we talk to Saul Lopez, Technical Assistant to Airbus CTO Paul...In the first of a series of interviews, we talk to Saul Lopez, Technical Assistant to Airbus CTO Paul Eremenko, about what it is like working as part of...
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A³: pick a domain and then disrupt

Setting out the future of urban mobility, Rodin Lyasoff, CEO of A³, introduces some of the latest innovations developed...Setting out the future of urban mobility, Rodin Lyasoff, CEO of A³, introduces some of the latest innovations developed by A³.