Airbus successfully tests firefighting kit
Airbus has successfully tested a removable firefighting demonstrator kit on the A400M new generation airlifter during a flight test campaign in Spain.
Airbus to develop new hydrogen technologies in the UK
Airbus is strengthening its presence in the UK with the launch of a Zero Emission Development Centre (ZEDC) for hydrogen technologies.
The car that could be going sky high
‘Oh yeah, and pigs might fly’, is a saying that is often used. We know that pigs will never fly, but what about cars? It has been announced that European aerospace manufacturer Airbus Group has made plans to develop and build a car that is practical and flies.
Thor is the world's first 3D-printed aircraft
Dwarfed by huge jets all around, the mini-plane Thor was nonetheless an eye-catcher at the Berlin air show—the small Airbus marvel is the world's first 3D-printed aircraft. Windowless, weighing in at just 21 kilos (46 pounds) and less than four metres (13 feet) long, the drone Thor—short for "Test of High-tech Objectives in Reality"—resembles a large, white model airplane.
From Big Ben to the Big Apple in under an hour
After a four year wait, French behemoth Airbus has received approval for a patent to develop an "ultra-rapid air vehicle and related method of aerial locomotion" - a supersonic plane combining a rocket engine, turbojets and ramjets, that could fly from London to New York in under an hour. Inviting comparison with its Anglo-French predecessor, the patented design has been called "Concorde Mark 2" and "Son of Concorde", but has the power to leave i...