Airbus

Airbus SE is a European multinational aerospace corporation that stood as the world's second biggest aerospace and defence company in 2018, behind only their primary competitor, Boeing. Airbus is registered in the Netherlands; its shares are traded in Germany, France and Spain. It designs, manufactures and sells civil and military aerospace products worldwide and manufactures aircraft in the European Union and various other countries. The company has three divisions: Commercial Aircraft, Defence and Space, and Helicopters, the third being the largest in its industry in terms of revenues and turbine helicopter deliveries.

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Airbus to build ‘first interplanetary cargo ship’

“Airbus-France will build the huge satellite that brings the first Martian rock samples back to Earth. This material will be drilled on the Red Planet by the US space agency’s next rover, Perseverance, before being blasted into orbit by …

Airbus presents ground-breaking technology for EUTELSAT QUANTUM

“Airbus, ESA and Eutelsat have presented the new ground breaking multibeam active antenna payload today at Airbus in Madrid. Airbus’ ELSA+ (ELectronically Steerable Antenna+) is a first for commercial satellite communications in Europe. The versatility of its performance represents a …

An Airbus futuristic conceptual airliner “takes flight” to inspire next-generation engineers

“Airbus has unveiled a bird-like conceptual airliner design with the goal of motivating the next generation of aeronautical engineers, underscoring how they can make a difference by applying technologies researched at the company in hybrid-electric propulsion, active control systems and …

Airbus Zephyr Solar High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite flies for longer than any other aircraft during its successful maiden flight

“Airbus Defence and Space announced the successful landing of its first production aircraft of the Zephyr programme, the new Zephyr S HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite). After taking off on 11th July in Arizona, USA, Zephyr S logged a maiden flight …

Zephyr S set to break aircraft world endurance record

“Zephyr S, Airbus’ High-Altitude-Pseudo-Satellite, has surpassed the current flight endurance record of an aircraft without refueling of 14 days, 22 minutes and 8 seconds and continues to pioneer the stratosphere. The Zephyr aircraft departed for its maiden flight from Arizona …

“Hello, I am CIMON!”

“Airbus is developing the CIMON astronaut assistance system for the DLR Space Administration Alexander Gerst will test the technology demonstrator aboard the ISS Watson AI (IBM’s artificial intelligence technology) is designed to support space flight crews Friedrichshafen / Bremen, 26 …

Vahana, the Self-Piloted, eVTOL aircraft from A3 by Airbus, Successfully Completes First Full-Scale Test Flight

“Vahana, the all electric, self-piloted, VTOL aircraft from A³ by Airbus, today announced the successful completion of its first full-scale flight test, reaching a height of 5 meters (16 feet) before descending safely. The test was completed at 8:52AM …

Airbus completes first flight demonstration for its commercial parcel delivery drone ‘Skyways’

“Airbus Helicopters’ Skyways unmanned air vehicle has successfully completed its first flight demonstration at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The drone took off from its dedicated maintenance centre and landed on the roof of a specially designed parcel station …

First titanium 3D-printed part installed into serial production aircraft

“Airbus completed for the first time the installation of a titanium 3D-printed bracket on an in-series production A350 XWB. The bracket, built using additive-layer manufacturing (ALM) technologies (also known as 3D-printing), is part of the aircraft pylon, the junction section …