Airbus

  • Richard Mille and Airbus Corporate Jets have teamed up to produce a new vibrating mechanical traveler's wristwatch.
  • In an effort to spark the imagination of the next generation of aeronautical engineers, Airbus has unveiled its new Bird of Prey concept aircraft. The bird-like hybrid-electric, turbo-propeller regional transport aircraft features anatomical features of eagles or falcons.
  • Airbus engineers have flown a scale-model airplane with flapping wing-tips. Based on the structure of the albatross wing, the remote-controlled AlbatrossOne uses a "semi-aeroelastic hinge" concept that reacts to turbulence and wind gusts to minimize their effects and reduce stress on the airframe.
  • Airbus has kicked off a new drone delivery trial in which its Skyways drone will deposit packages onto ships anchored offshore. It's hoped the technology now being tested in Singapore will speed up delivery times, and offer a greener and safer way of doing business in busy ports.
  • After making its first flight in 2005, the Airbus A380 double-decker jumbo jet proceeded to become the flagship aircraft of the Emirates airline. This Thursday, however, it was announced that Emirates has reduced its latest order. As a result, Airbus will cease deliveries of the A380 in 2021.
  • The final component of a"chameleon" satellite is shipping out for final assembly as the Eutelsat Quantum communication satellite is moved from the Surrey Satellite Technology facility for final assembly in France. It's the first satellite that can be completely reprogrammed in orbit.
  • Part-drone, part-self-driving electric car, ​​Audi’s Pop.Up Next is an ambitious concept dreamt up in collaboration with subsidiary Italdesign and Airbus. The automaker is this week carrying out the first public demonstrations, albeit at just a quarter of the size the finished product. ​
  • With a livery that reflects its namesake, the first of Airbus' five BelugaXL heavy transport aircraft completed its maiden flight today at Toulouse-Blagnac, France. At 2:21 pm CEST, the three-story tall airplane touched down after finishing its first four hours and eleven minutes in the air.
  • Automated in-flight refueling​ has come to large aircraft after Airbus Defence and Space and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) conducted the first Automatic Air-to-Air (A3R) refueling between an Airbus 310 development tanker and a RAAF KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport​ off the coast of Spain.
  • The Airbus Group's stable got a bit larger on July 11 as an A220 made its first appearance in Airbus livery. Coming fresh from the paint shop, the A220-300 landed at the company's Henri-Ziegler Delivery Centre near Toulouse at 12:25 pm CEST as an audience of media and Airbus employees looked on.
  • The latest version of the Airbus Ultra Long Range A350 XWB airliner has taken to the skies for its maiden flight. The twin-engined aircraft took off from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in France as part of a short test program to certify a number of modifications to increase its range and efficiency.
  • In partnership with Zodiac Aerospace, Airbus is developing a modular system that will allow airlines to change their cargo bays into sleeper compartments for long-haul flights complete with spacious bunks and other amenities.