Fly Your Ideas Final – Day 3 - Wednesday 27th May

Today’s the big day – finally, the chance for our five finalist teams to make their case before a distinguished international jury about why their idea and their team should take the 2015 Airbus Fly Your Ideas crown!

First of all, why are teams presenting in Hamburg? Well that’s simple – it’s the home of innovation! It’s where the most popular single isle A320 family aircraft are finalised, where A380 cabin interiors are fitted and where the revolutionary A350XWB sections are manufactured.

Fly Your Ideas Final – Day 3 - Wednesday 27th May

Today’s the big day – finally, the chance for our five finalist teams to make their case before a distinguished international jury about why their idea and their team should take the 2015 Airbus Fly Your Ideas crown!

First of all, why are teams presenting in Hamburg? Well that’s simple – it’s the home of innovation! It’s where the most popular single isle A320 family aircraft are finalised, where A380 cabin interiors are fitted and where the revolutionary A350XWB sections are manufactured.

Before an audience of 150 people in the incredible surroundings of Airbus Hamburg’s A380 delivery centre, the teams gave it their all, and their passion really shone through.

Whilst the jury deliberates, our teams are having some well-deserved time off, and taking in a tour of Airbus’ Hamburg site, before the Final Gala Ceremony in a hotel and announcement of the winner tonight.

One of the finalists, Lucas Neumann de Antonio, University of São Paulo, Brazil mentioned: ‘Participating in FYI competition has been a great chance to make the most out of this project we’ve been working on for over a year. Coming from a design background, it’s great to see our idea be put to test with the best experts and engineers, and even greater to see that all our work did take us through to the finals.’


Fly Your Ideas Final – Day 2 – Tuesday 26th May

Another action-packed day for our five finalist teams. Today was all about their all-important presentations.  Making it to the final means that all of the teams have stand-out ideas – but it’s also important that they can stand up in front of the Fly Your Ideas jury and explain, engage and convince them that they are worthy of the top prize.

Fly Your Ideas Final – Day 2 – Tuesday 26th May

Another action-packed day for our five finalist teams. Today was all about their all-important presentations.  Making it to the final means that all of the teams have stand-out ideas – but it’s also important that they can stand up in front of the Fly Your Ideas jury and explain, engage and convince them that they are worthy of the top prize.

The student teams also had the opportunity to meet their Airbus Mentors and the Experts that have worked with them over the course of the competition so far, providing useful insights and much values practical advise to the teams.


The day will also include a HR presentation from Airbus side where students will learn more about the opportunities that Airbus has to offer when the students consider their future career prospects.

Fly Your Ideas Final – Day 1 – Monday 25th

Now it's time for our five finalist teams to Fly Their Ideas! Team Retrolley (University of São Paulo, Brazil), Team Aft-Burner-Reverser (Northwestern Polytechnical University, China), Team Birdport (The University of Tokyo, Japan), Team Multifun (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands) and Team Bolleboos (City University London, United Kingdom) all touched down in Hamburg over the past 48hrs.

Fly Your Ideas Final – Day 1 – Monday 25th

Since June 2014 over 3700 students forming over 500 teams from around the globe have submitted an idea based on one or more challenges set out by Airbus’ vision for the future of aviation.

Now it's time for our five finalist teams to Fly Their Ideas! Team Retrolley (University of São Paulo, Brazil), Team Aft-Burner-Reverser (Northwestern Polytechnical University, China), Team Birdport (The University of Tokyo, Japan), Team Multifun (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands) and Team Bolleboos (City University London, United Kingdom) all touched down in Hamburg over the past 48hrs.


On Wednesday they will present their ideas at the live final to Airbus and industry experts including Charles Champion, Airbus Executive Vice President Engineering. But before their chance to win the Jury over with their ideas for the sustainable future of aviation, they have an action packed couple of days of preparation, workshops, and exciting activities.

Yesterday, the teams met each other for the first time – and for one team, it will be the first chance they’ve had to meet each other in person… Team Multifun are a truly ‘virtual’ team, with members studying in three continents and four different countries! Dhamotharan from team Multifun said he is ‘Excited and determined for the Grand Finale at Hamburg!’ as we’re sure all the other finalists are too!

Check back tomorrow to get the latest Fly Your Ideas final news, live from Hamburg, Germany.

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 ideas 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!


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