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Airbus’ ZEROe engine works but needs some serious shrink-wrapping

Remember the pictures of the first computer the size of a big room? It’s the same for Airbus' latest ZEROe hydrogen fuel-cell demonstrator engine. The countless components, plumbing, stacks, and electronics take up a significant part of the E-Aircraft System House...

Balkiz Sarihan on the CityAirbus NextGen

It seems all so quiet around the Airbus eVTOL program, CityAirbus NextGen. The latest iteration was announced during the first Airbus Summit in September 2021. Since then, Airbus has contracted Spirit AeroSystems to produce the wings, KLK Motorsport and Modell- and...

Doing an optimized flight on the Airbus A350-900

Part of the  2022 Airbus Summit was a transfer flight on November 30 from Toulouse to Munich in order to get the media party and Airbus staff to Germany for Day 2. For this flight, A350-900 test aircraft MSN002 Airspace Explorer was used and it performed an optimized...

Airbus might delay ZEROe if hydrogen ecosystem lags behind

If the ecosystem for hydrogen will not be ready in time, Airbus might decide to delay the launch of its first ZEROe hydrogen airliner. President and CEO Guillaume Faury gave this warning signal at the start of the first day of the Airbus Summit. But subsequent...