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Team MultiFun in University Startup World Cup

Team MultiFun in University Startup World Cup

01 Sep 2015

Team MultiFun are building on their success as Fly Your Ideas 2015 champions and they’re heading to Copenhagen, Denmark this week for an intensive week of idea development and networking at the University Startup World Cup. Can they can take their idea for ‘good vibrations’ to the next level?

Diversity, Innovation and Fly Your Ideas

Diversity, Innovation and Fly Your Ideas

25 Aug 2015

During the latest Fly Your Ideas challenge, Airbus asked teams to consider the importance of diversity. This reflects Airbus’ own efforts to consciously build more diverse teams across the company, because more diverse teams are proven to be more innovative and collaborative.  Simply, diversity is better for business.

See what Jacqui Chan, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Airbus and Airbus Group has to say about the ‘diversity of diversity’ and the business benefit that more diverse teams deliver.

The Jury’s verdict: diversity, inspiration and innovation!

The Jury’s verdict: diversity, inspiration and innovation!

24 Jul 2015

Find out what impressed the Fly Your Ideas 2015 Jury, and why their global and diverse experiences were a great match for our finalists and their ideas on the future of aviation.

TEAM MULTIFUN AT AIRBUS INDIA

TEAM MULTIFUN AT AIRBUS INDIA

16 Jul 2015

Our Fly Your Ideas 2015 winning team, Team Multifun, were invited to a special reception at Airbus India in Bangalore last month.

Former Fly Your Ideas jury member Dr. Ardhendu Pathak, VP & Head of Emerging Technologies & Concepts at Airbus, was joined by the Head of HR Airbus India as well as other Airbus India engineers and scientists. The invited guests were delighted to meet the team, and took the opportunity to ask the winners plenty of questions.

A Night of Celebration for Airbus Fly Your Ideas and UNESCO

A Night of Celebration for Airbus Fly Your Ideas and UNESCO

26 Jun 2015

Last week, over 70 delegates from the Airbus Group University Partner Programme (AGUPP) joined Airbus Fly Your Ideas students and supporters, UNESCO delegates and ambassadors and senior Airbus Group employees for a gala dinner at UNESCO’s famous landmark building in Paris, France. 

Airbus and Airbus Group Chief HR Officer Thierry Baril congratulated the Fly Your Ideas students on their achievements and hard work.

CELEBRATING THE WINNERS OF FLY YOUR IDEAS 2015

CELEBRATING THE WINNERS OF FLY YOUR IDEAS 2015

24 Jun 2015

“Absolutely fantastic!” That’s how Team Multifun describes their reaction to being named winners of Fly Your Ideas 2015. They added, “the involvement of Airbus people throughout the entire competition was truly fantastic and we cannot thank them enough for their continued support and encouragement.’

See more of the teams’ reactions and what our distinguished Jury panel made of the finalists’ ideas.

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

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

27 May 2015

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 2 – Tuesday 26th May

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

26 May 2015

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 1 – Monday 25th

Fly Your Ideas Final – Day 1 – Monday 25th

25 May 2015

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.

Counting down to the Fly Your Ideas Final

Counting down to the Fly Your Ideas Final

21 May 2015

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.

Well done to our Video Competition Winning Team!

Well done to our Video Competition Winning Team!

18 May 2015

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

Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2015 Final comes to Germany!

Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2015 Final comes to Germany!

08 May 2015

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!

Fly Your Ideas Video Competition

Fly Your Ideas Video Competition

29 Apr 2015

It’s time for one of the most popular stages of Airbus Fly Your Ideas – tune in to the Video Competition! You can now see the 8 videos selected by Airbus assessors out of the 100 teams videos in Round 2. 

This selection of short videos are a fantastic way for Airbus Fly Your Ideas teams to share their innovative ideas with a global audience. It’s also a great opportunity to showcase their work, share their team story and get worldwide support for their efforts. 


Look How Far We’ve Come!

Look How Far We’ve Come!

17 Apr 2015

With Airbus assessors gathered to evaluate our Round 2 teams’ projects, anticipation is building ahead of the announcement of the 5 final teams later this month. Before the excitement of the final stages of Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2015, here’s a reminder of the impact of the competition, both within Airbus and in the wider world, since the first edition of the challenge back in 2008.

Counting Down: Your Round 2 Checklist

Counting Down: Your Round 2 Checklist

24 Mar 2015

12 noon GMT on 30 March is a big deadline for Round 2 team hoping for a place in the Fly Your Ideas 2015 final. By this time, our teams need to have submitted their video, plus a report of no more than 5000 words and up to 4 appendices.

With only 5 places available in Round 3, don’t limit your chances of impressing Airbus assessors by making easily avoidable mistakes. For example, it’s vital that the title of your project is exactly the same as your original Round 1 proposal, that your report is no more than 5000 words and that you submit your report in PDF format.


Reach out to the world through Social Media

Reach out to the world through Social Media

17 Mar 2015

Through their Teamlines, our 100 Round 2 teams are sharing the progress of their projects with the world via Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Let’s Connect. It’s a great way for teams to keep the international Fly Your Ideas community up to date on their ideas and the highs and lows of working together too.

Fly Your Ideas: It’s Not Just About Winning!

Fly Your Ideas: It’s Not Just About Winning!

10 Mar 2015

Meet Vijay Kothari! He was team leader of Team Bucephalus from the Fly Your Ideas 2013 edition. Team Bucephalus made it to Round 2 of the challenge.

“As team leader, I learnt a lot about effective communication, being a team player and about dedication to a project. The most important thing I learnt was to complete tasks on time with no compromise in the quality of the work. Throughout the competition we had continued support from our Airbus Mentor and Expert and this really taught me and my team to interact effectively and efficiently.

Celebrating International Women’s Day with Team Bolleboos

Celebrating International Women’s Day with Team Bolleboos

08 Mar 2015

On International Women’s Day we decided to mark the occasion by catching up with Team Bolleboos. They’re one of the two all-female teams in Round 2 of Fly Your Ideas 2015 along with Team CU Airpower from Cornell University, USA. Team Bolleboos are all doctoral students at City University London and hail from Spain, Italy and the Netherlands.

Lights, Cameras… Fly Your Ideas!

Lights, Cameras… Fly Your Ideas!

04 Mar 2015

There is less than 1 month to go to the Round 2 deadline for our 100 Fly Your Ideas teams. As part of their submission, teams are working on a short video. They must produce a video of up to two minutes in length, this video will introduce their project and their team.

So what makes a great team video? Fly Your Ideas 2011’s Guiomar Rayón Durán was part of Team Ecolution, who took home the 2011 Video Prize. She says that, “A good video can sell a good idea. More and more we tend to choose with our eyes. Being able to sell an idea in less than 2 minutes is key, in today’s fast paced business world.”


AUSTRALIAN TEAMS AT AVALON 2015

AUSTRALIAN TEAMS AT AVALON 2015

26 Feb 2015

Five Australian teams have made it through to Round 2 of Fly Your Ideas 2015. They’re from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and they’re all attending the Australian International Airshow, Avalon 2015

The Airshow runs until the 1 March, and students from Teams Ivy, AIRS, Aerofloat, Aeroheat and Aeroweave are taking this opportunity to soak up some real inspiration for their ideas at this major event.


The best experience of my life!

The best experience of my life!

23 Feb 2015

Meet Nicole Batarce from Team Condor, Fly Your Ideas 2011 runners up! Here’s her account of progressing through the challenge, and her advice for Round 2 teams.

“Team Condor is from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María in Chile. Our idea was an alternative design of speed brake. When an aircraft takes off or lands, a lot of energy is lost. Our ‘Energy Recovery Speed Brake’ sits behind the speed brake, with blades that rotate with the airflow and generate energy“.

Fly Your Ideas: Key Support From Airbus Employees

Fly Your Ideas: Key Support From Airbus Employees

12 Feb 2015

You already know that Fly Your Ideas is a global student competition, where students who are passionate about the future of aviation are invited to develop their ideas and innovate with Airbus.  But what sets the competition apart from other major industry-sponsored challenges is the unique opportunity for students to work closely with Airbus Mentors, Experts and Assessors. 

Introducing Teamline of the Week (TOTW)

Introducing Teamline of the Week (TOTW)

05 Feb 2015

Teamlines are the go to personal spaces for teams to post photos, videos, text and links related to their Ideas and to show their progression throughout the competition. With Teamlines, our 100 Round 2 teams can also engage with Fly Your Ideas supporters who share their interest and passion for the aviation industry. And they’re the perfect way for teams to share their work and their involvement in the competition with the rest of the world by linking to their Teamlines via Social Media!

Think visual to boost your ideas

Think visual to boost your ideas

16 Jan 2015

One of the most important skills for an innovator is the ability to help other people understand your idea. Perhaps you can already imagine the fully realised concept - but all you have so far is the seed of something great. The next step is to convince everyone else of your idea’s unique potential.

Luckily, there’s a simple way to win your audience over. It’s called sketching, or by another name, visual thinking.

Fuelling the Future of Aviation

Fuelling the Future of Aviation

09 Jan 2015

The Energy Challenge is one of the great paradoxes of aviation. Whilst air travel is much more efficient than it was 40 years ago (we can now fly almost twice as far on each kilo of fuel), we are now flying 10 times more than in the 1970s, so our overall consumption has increased.

Airbus selects the 100 teams for Round Two of the Fly Your Ideas global student challenge

Airbus selects the 100 teams for Round Two of the Fly Your Ideas global student challenge

07 Jan 2015

Strong showing from Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas

After a thorough evaluation process by over 50 Airbus experts and innovators judging more than 500 ideas, Airbus has selected the 100 teams that have made it into Round Two of the fourth edition of the global student competition Fly Your Ideas organised in partnership with UNESCO.

Keeping comfortable in the cabin of the future

Keeping comfortable in the cabin of the future

22 Dec 2014

Comfort has always been a major design consideration in aviation. It’s a vital part of the Passenger Experience. Travellers are becoming increasingly discerning, often researching  seat position and width prior to booking long-haul flights. They are also prepared to dig deeper into their pockets to pay for more comfort in economy class.

Building flight-friendly communities

Building flight-friendly communities

16 Dec 2014

With today's travellers wanting to travel by air more frequently and in greater numbers, our airports are rapidly reaching capacity. Some are investing into expanding their operations to accommodate additional flights and passengers. But for many airports, particularly in high density areas, expansion is not an option.

More flights equals more noise around airports, so increasing the number of flights has a large impact on residents living close to airports. Finding ways to reduce noise is an important challenge for the aviation industry, along with other related issues like reducing local air pollution and traffic congestion.

Top Tips from Airbus Wing Innovations Expert

Top Tips from Airbus Wing Innovations Expert

09 Dec 2014

As teams now look to progress to Round 2, we spoke to past team mentor, Airbus Structural Engineer and ‘Wing Integrator’, Stuart King, on his top tips for how to succeed as the competition begins to hot-up.


Taking on the Community Friendliness Challenge – Team AVAS

Taking on the Community Friendliness Challenge – Team AVAS

05 Dec 2014

Fly Your Ideas 2013 finalists Team AVAS share their experience of the competition and how it has benefited them both personally and with their studies.


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