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Airbus is an international reference in the aerospace sector. We design, manufacture and deliver industry-leading commercial aircraft, helicopters, military transports, satellites and launch vehicles, as well as providing data services, navigation, secure communications, urban mobility and other solutions for customers on a global scale. With a forward-looking strategy based on cutting-edge technologies, digital and scientific excellence, we aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world.
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2022
13 May 2022

3D Systems & Airbus Defence and Space Create Novel RF Components

3D Systems has been selected by Airbus Defence and Space to produce critical components for its industry-first satellite innovation, OneSat.
4 Apr 2022

First A380 Powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Takes to the Sky

Airbus has performed a first A380 flight powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel. Airbus' A380 test aircraft MSN 1 took off from Blagnac Airport, Toulouse, France. The flight lasted about three hours, operating one Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine on 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel
16 Mar 2022

Titomic

Titomic are an Australian metal additive manufacturing company making cold spray printers using 'Titomic Kinetic Fusion' technology. IDTechEx spoke with non-executive director Dr. Andreas Schwer at Formnext 2021.
2 Mar 2022

Aconity3D

Aconity3D is a German manufacturer of laser powder bed fusion and wire-based directed energy deposition printers.
8 Feb 2022

Aerosud

Aerosud is a South African aeronautical engineering and manufacturing company. IDTechEx spoke with Joanne Zambelli, Chief Engineer Structures (Composites), on their use of 3D printing for composite parts and on hollow composite manufacturing.
2021
7 Dec 2021

Amprius

Amprius are US company who have developed silicon nanowire anodes for use in Li-ion cells. IDTechEx spoke with Amprius COO Jon Bornstein.
30 Nov 2021

The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2021

With the pandemic still raging, supply chain disruptions, the chip shortage, climate catastrophes, and geopolitical turbulence, it is safe to say 2021 has not been smooth sailing. The materials and chemical sector provides the backbone of every industry and remains under pressure from all these challenges. In this article, IDTechEx highlights the key news from their independent perspective on this crucial industry.
26 Nov 2021

Europe's First Test Vertiport for Paris

Skyports, the world-leading designer, developer, and operator of vertiports (landing sites for eVTOL aircraft) is developing Europe's first test vertiport in France, as a significant step towards launching commercial Advanced Air Mobility services in time for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
16 Nov 2021

University of Sheffield, ITM Power Announce Green Hydrogen Gigafactory

The University of Sheffield and ITM Power have launched a pioneering collaboration to advance the hydrogen sector, including an agreement for a new ITM Gigafactory and a joint plan to launch a National Hydrogen Research, Innovation and Skills Centre.
5 Oct 2021

New Smart City Materials and Formats

Cities seek more independence and security with water, food, and 100% electrification.
23 Sep 2021

Airbus Reveals the Next Generation of CityAirbus

Airbus has announced plans for a new CityAirbus as the emerging Urban Air Mobility market begins to firm up. Ushering in the next generation of CityAirbus, the fully electric vehicle is equipped with fixed wings, a V-shaped tail, and eight electrically powered propellers as part of its uniquely designed distributed propulsion system. It is designed to carry up to four passengers in a zero emissions flight in multiple applications.
26 Aug 2021

Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed

Electraflyer has announced that it has passed crossover, meaning it now sells more battery-electric aircraft than polluting ones. Pipistrel sold over 100 battery-electric aircraft last year as they take over from its traditional offerings. Bye Aerospace does not even make conventional aircraft. With its Tesla-style approach, its order book exceeds 720 battery-electric aircraft evenly split between two and four-seaters. As the IDTechEx report, "Manned Electric Aircraft: Smart City and Regional 2021-2041" points out, this has caught Cessna, Cirrus and Piper by surprise.
14 Jul 2021

Calyos

Calyos specialises in two-phase cooling solutions. IDTechEx interviewed Ben Sutton to discuss their proprietary loop heat pipe technology for various market applications.
8 Jul 2021

Research Project for the use of Hydrogen in Aviation Starts in Hamburg

The aerospace industry is preparing for flying with hydrogen. In Hamburg, the world's third-largest aviation center, a new development platform is being launched to test the new technology from as early as 2022.
6 Jul 2021

Arevo

Arevo has a proprietary 3D printing process for composite material and are initially using this for the in-house production of bikes.
22 Jun 2021

9T Labs

9T Labs is a company that specialise in 3D Printing of composite material. IDTechEx caught up with Yannick Willemin (Business Development Manager).
22 Jun 2021

Metamaterial Technologies

18 Jun 2021

Distributed Propulsion Aircraft Come to Market

The term distributed propulsion (DP) primarily refers to a fundamentally new form of wing that combines aerodynamics with thrust and zero emissions, resulting in numerous benefits.
14 Jun 2021

Dassault Systèmes

Highlights from Dassault Systèmes' 2021 Industry Analyst Meeting. Dassault Systèmes hosted a virtual two-day event to share their company strategy, progress, and successes.
4 Jun 2021

Materialise & EOS 3D Printing Parts for Airbus

Materialise has announced their qualification by Airbus to manufacture flight-ready parts using laser sintering technology. The material used in the process, produced by EOS, is a flame-retardant polyamide.