18 Nov 2019
Airbus partners with Amprius on energy density battery tech
Airbus Defence and Space has partnered with U.S. based Amprius Inc's current equity funding. This financing will further boost the development of new generation batteries based on Silicon Nanowire Anode technology.
15 Oct 2019
Airbus and LM Industries sign deal to 3D print drones, cars
Airbus and LM Industries, the world's first and only digital manufacturer, have announced the formation of Neorizon to provide disruptive and innovative products with an initial focus on local mobility and autonomy.
23 Jan 2019
AI for smarter forest management
Down on the ground, it isn't possible to get a full understanding of the richness of resources in a given forest area or predict any potential risks to the health of plants and trees. Comprehensive, manual surveying and data collection of forested areas can take months, with considerable strain placed on budgets and manpower.
11 Dec 2018
Amprius' silicon nanowire lithium ion batteries power Airbus Zephyr
Amprius Inc is supplying advanced lithium ion cells to the Airbus Defence and Space Zephyr Program. Using Amprius' cells, which contain a 100% silicon anode, the Zephyr S flew more than 25 days, setting a new endurance and altitude record for stratospheric flight.
17 Aug 2018
Solar-powered aircraft breaks record
Airbus Defence and Space announced the successful landing of its first production aircraft of the Zephyr programme, the new Zephyr S HAPS. Zephyr S logged a maiden flight of over 25 days, the longest duration flight ever made.
30 Mar 2018
€6.3m Irish drone research project
The programme will see researchers recreate flying environments for drones as digital models, taking into account a wide range of factors like air traffic, buildings and electricity lines, and then testing them in the real world at Waterford Airport and other selected locations around Ireland.
7 Mar 2018
Robotics experts to help with Sellafield decommissioning
This latest nuclear clean-up scheme sees a consortium of industry and academia tasked with designing a system for dismantling highly radioactive rooms or 'cells' at Sellafield in Cumbria, UK, Europe's most complex nuclear site.
5 Apr 2017
Airbus Group Innovations Singapore
The Airbus group has developed a polymer additive that acts as shutdown mechanism for Li-ion batteries in case of thermal runaway
31 Oct 2016
Airbus Vahana robot air taxi
Airbus Group experts are looking skywards to develop radical concepts that will relieve urban congestion.
18 Feb 2016
Britain set to buy two Zephyr spy drones from Airbus
The British government says it is close to ordering two solar-powered high-altitude Zephyr surveillance drones from European aerospace giant Airbus.
22 Jul 2015
Saft li-ion battery to power the ExoMars rover
Saft has signed a contract worth over one million euros from Airbus Defence and Space Ltd to develop, qualify and test a specific lithium-ion battery system to power the ExoMars Rover vehicle.