COUNTING DOWN TO THE FLY YOUR IDEAS FINAL

Next week in Hamburg, Germany, our five finalist teams will gather for the ultimate stage of Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2015. They’ll have the opportunity to work on their presentation skills before the all-important moment when they can take to the stage and show the world why their idea matters. 

The quality of ideas is important – but being able to showcase them and share them as effectively as possible is also vital, and a real asset to finalists for in their future careers.

COUNTING DOWN TO THE FLY YOUR IDEAS FINAL

Next week in Hamburg, Germany, our five finalist teams will gather for the ultimate stage of Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2015. It’s also a chance for the teams to meet each other, spend time with their Airbus mentors and other Airbus supporter, see innovative in action at Airbus’ Hamburg site - and finally, convince our jury that their idea merits the top prize of €30,000!

Presenting Ideas, Showcasing Work

Teams will have the opportunity to work on their presentation skills before the all-important moment when they will take to the stage to show the world why their idea matters. The quality of ideas is important – but being able to showcase them and share them as effectively as possible is also vital, and a real asset to the finalists both in their personal development and future careers. Rana El Chemaitelly, Founder and Managing Director of ‘The Little Engineer’ and Fly Your Ideas Jury member says that “I strongly believe that the greater the expectation placed upon people, the better they perform. This competition is about building dreams.”

The Search for Radical New Solutions

Looking ahead to next week, fellow jury member Dr. Mark Watson, Head of Environmental Affairs, Cathay Pacific Airways Limited says that, “Aviation has always been about developing new technology and about overcoming difficult and unique engineering challenges. Across our industry, we need new and fresh ideas. More importantly, if we are going to really move forward we need radical solutions to our technological challenges.”

Best of luck to all five teams next week – we can’t wait to hear more about your projects!


Well done to our Video Competition Winning Team!

See which of the 8 teams selected for their great videos has been voted as your top choice! Each of the 8 videos, showcased their teams’ ideas and their collaboration extremely well - but which team received the most votes to be crowned winner of the Fly Your Ideas Best Video Competition?

Well done to our Video Competition Winning Team!

Huge congratulations to Team eMeals from Georgia Tech, USA, winners of the Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2015 Video Competition! They received 15,154 validated votes for their video, with viewers from all around the world showing Team eMeals their support.    

The Video Competition is an important part of Fly Your Ideas, it is a great opportunity for student teams to develop their presentation skills and share their innovative ideas with the world. Each of the 8 videos selected showcased their teams’ ideas and their collaboration extremely well, but Team eMeals’s lively explanation and warm team spirit helped them soar through, to win the 2015 Airbus Fly Your Ideas, Best Video Competition!

Well done Mathilde, Christopher, Rosemonde, Raphaël and Coline from Team eMeals – your GoPro cameras will be on the way to you very soon!


Five teams, innovating for the future of aviation

Enjoy the magical moment when each of the five finalist teams discovered they were on their way to Hamburg for the Fly Your Ideas 2015 Final!

Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2015: Our 5 Finalist Teams

Announcing the 5 finalists for Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2015 - selected from over 500 - have been chosen for the final stage of Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2015! 

Read about teams Aft-Burner-Reverser, Birdport, Bolleboos, Multifun and Retrolley now. 

AIRBUS FLY YOUR IDEAS 2015 FINAL COMES TO GERMANY!

The Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2015 Final will take place on 27 May – but where exactly will the teams give their presentations? Somewhere with strong links to innovation in aviation and the latest in aircraft design of course – and one Airbus centre is the ideal location!

AIRBUS FLY YOUR IDEAS 2015 FINAL COMES TO GERMANY!

Five teams from around the world will be going head-to-head for the Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2015 top prize on 27 May. So where exactly will the student teams pitch their ideas to the distinguished Jury? Somewhere with strong links to innovation in aviation plus the latest in aircraft design of course – and the Airbus Delivery Centre in Hamburg, Germany is the ideal location!

With more than 15.000 people employed at this Airbus site, the Hamburg centre is where much of the development and engineering of Airbus aircraft takes place. Final assembly happens here for the A320, and it’s the major component assembly hall for the A380 too. Hamburg is also the centre for the design of Airbus aircraft cabins, where many innovations that contribute to a better passenger onboard experience are conceived and developed. 

The top teams will be joined by their Academic Mentors, as well as Airbus Mentors & Experts, Assessors and other Airbus professionals who have supported the student teams during the competition. After delivering their presentations to the Jury, the students will have a chance to take a tour of the Airbus Hamburg centre, and see how Airbus innovators and engineers are addressing the similar challenges to those tackled in the competition.

Then it’s time for the Award Ceremony in one of Hamburg’s finest gala locations, overlooking the Elbe River, where one team will take home the top prize of €30,000, and the runner-up team will share €15,000. We’re excited already – roll on 27 May in Hamburg!

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