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Airbus Trials World’s First Shore-to-Ship Deliveries In Singapore

Here’s another world’s first happening in tiny island state of Singapore. Airbus’ Skyways Parcel Delivery Drone has begun trial of shore-to-ship delivery in Singapore. Obviously, cargo delivery isn’t new, but as far as shore-to-ship delivery, this is the first. With this trial, it marks the first time drone technology has been deployed in real port conditions to delivery a variety of small, time-critical maritime essentials to working vessels at anchorage, said Airbus. Continue reading Airbus Trials World’s First Shore-to-Ship Deliveries In Singapore

Future Autonomous Taxi Is A Car That Is Also A Drone, But Not A Flying Car

Now this something we considered thinking out-of-the-box. When we think autonomous public transport, we often think self-driving car, self-driving bus, and autonomous drone. But Airbus, together with design studio Italdesign and Audi have come together to dream up a concept that is definitely not inside the box. The concept, called Pop.Up Next, can travel on regular roads and also take to the skies, but no, it is not quite a flying car. Continue reading Future Autonomous Taxi Is A Car That Is Also A Drone, But Not A Flying Car

Airbus BelugaXL Super Transporter Completes Maiden Flight With A Smile

This is BelugaXL, the next-generation Airbus super transport destined to replace the original Beluga inducted into service in the mid 90s. Based on the Airbus A330-200 Freighter, the BelugaXL touts 30 percent more capacity and 12 percent bump in payload over its predecessor. So, what’s so special about this supersized cargo plane? Obviously, a huge hump on a plane is not new; we have seen it since 1980s (remember the Super Guppy?). Continue reading Airbus BelugaXL Super Transporter Completes Maiden Flight With A Smile

Airbus’ Idea Of Passengers’ Comfort Is Letting Them Sleep In The Cargo Area

Airbus is relentless when it comes to “optimizing use of the available space” and it, apparently, goes beyond the passenger cabin – to the cargo hold area. Yup. That’s right. If Airbus have its way, by 2020, airlines will have passengers in the belly of the flying tin can too. But not to worry, it will nothing like fictional Jack’s third class cabin on Titanic. It will be a lot cosier and it certainly won’t be as budget, but how much more airlines will price it, remains to be seen. Continue reading Airbus’ Idea Of Passengers’ Comfort Is Letting Them Sleep In The Cargo Area

Airbus Plans To Use This Giant Harpoon To Take Out Space Junk

Every time you look up into the night sky, what do you see? If your answer is ‘stars’ and ‘satellites’, well, you are only partially correct. You see, the thing is, not every shimmering specks in the blackened sky are stars; some of them could be space junk or debris reflecting lights. It is true and it could be more when humans are going to space more often, or sending more stuff up into the still, vacuum space beyond Earth’s atmosphere. You may ask ‘who will trash hundreds of miles from us affect us?’ Well, it won’t… if we never want to step out of this little blue marble. Continue reading Airbus Plans To Use This Giant Harpoon To Take Out Space Junk

Airbus Successfully Demoed Parcel Delivery Drone With NUS

The future of small parcel delivery is no doubt from up above. Amazon has been working hard to realize this and even go as far as pushing a pilot in UK. Several other companies, including DHL, has also embarked on the same path and in the case of DHL, an unmanned drone was used to delivery of medicines and such across great length. However, we have yet to see one that is truly adapted to dense urban environment, until now. Meet Skyways, a collaborative project between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and France’s multinational aerospace giant Airbus that differs from the majority in that it is a complete system featuring automatically loading and unloading via a robotic arm. Now that, my friends, is what we call futuristic! Continue reading Airbus Successfully Demoed Parcel Delivery Drone With NUS

Airbus’ Vision Of Flying Car Is Not Quite A Car. It Is More Like An Aircraft

If you have grown tired of constant traffic jams, giving up driving and hoping on taxis and ride sharing cars won’t help you get out of the gridlock. Trains like subways sound like a good idea, except that you have to rub shoulders with many. Not exactly the ideal solution, is it? What you need is a transport that zips overhead, up in the sky, you know, a flying taxi of sort. But the flying taxi of the future won’t be Korben Dallas’ kind of flying yellow cab; it would be more of an aircraft-ish transportation like the Airbus Group Project Vahana Flying Car Concept. Continue reading Airbus’ Vision Of Flying Car Is Not Quite A Car. It Is More Like An Aircraft

This Is Airbus’ Experimental Electric Aircraft, It Is The Future Of Aviation

While Tesla Motors is making headway in bringing electric vehicles to the masses, aircraft maker Airbus is also working towards the vision of eventually replacing fossil-based aviation fuel. Airbus E-Fan project started back in 2011 with the goal of developing more energy efficient aircraft in line with European Commission’s aim of minimizing aircraft CO emissions, as well as noise “to ensure the sustainable development of the aviation industry.” The first thing Airbus’ team looked at is the possibility of electric propulsion for aviation and that subsequently result in the development of the E-Fan 1.1 Experimental Aircraft as proof-of-concept. Continue reading This Is Airbus’ Experimental Electric Aircraft, It Is The Future Of Aviation

Boeing Partners With Peugeot Design Lab to Create A Helicopter

Peugeot Design Lab is unlike any automobile design house. First of all, it is own and operated by the French automaker and secondly, it does a whole lot more than turning up fancy cars. It has food truck, timepiece, collectible toys, jewelry, piano, furniture and more, under its growing design portfolio. Now, it can proudly add helicopter to the list. Yes. You heard that right. Peugeot designed a helicopter, well, sort of. There’s not going to be a Peugeot-branded heli; that helicopter is in fact a product of Airbus’ helicopter division. Continue reading Boeing Partners With Peugeot Design Lab to Create A Helicopter

Airbus Hatches Evil Plan to Stack Passengers in the Name of Optimizing Use of Cabin Space

It is no secret that commercial jet makers have been wooing airlines with aircrafts that can carry more. But this latest seating arrangement patent filed by Airbus takes the cake as the most evil plan of all. Yes. We said ‘evil’ because if the present cramped seating arrangement in the economy class isn’t bad enough, Airbus wants to eliminate the overhead storage and use that same space for what they called ‘mezzanine’ seating. You know, ‘mezzanine’ as in a second story. So, yeah, Airbus is indeed proposing the literal stacking of passengers to, as the company puts it, “make optimum use of the available space in a passenger cabin.” Continue reading Airbus Hatches Evil Plan to Stack Passengers in the Name of Optimizing Use of Cabin Space