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“The Best Experience of Our Lives!”

“The Best Experience of Our Lives!”

20 Nov 2014

Biswajit Dey was Team Leader of Bhardwaja Corona in Fly Your Ideas 2013. Their idea addressed the ‘Affordable Growth’ challenge by designing a prototype for the world’s lightest aircraft seat, with natural composite of bamboo, banana, jute and a modified epoxy resin air cushioning system. Here’s his account of how the competition helped with career choices, personal development and new skills.

UNESCO – Airbus Fly Your Ideas Partnership

UNESCO – Airbus Fly Your Ideas Partnership

18 Nov 2014

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (­UNESCO) ­ is the only international organisation with a specific mandate for science and engineering. Sharing Airbus’ ambition to inspire young people about sustainable innovation and engineering, UNESCO granted patronage to Fly Your Ideas in 2012.

News Flash – New Registration Deadline

News Flash – New Registration Deadline

13 Nov 2014

We’re pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline for registering teams for Fly Your Ideas 2015. You can now register a team until 12:00 noon GMT on 1 December 2014, so you’ve got an extra week to get your team together and make your proposal as good as possible.

Top tips from Airbus Cabin Innovation Expert

Top tips from Airbus Cabin Innovation Expert

10 Nov 2014

Nicolas Tschechne is part of the Trend Research & Market Intelligence team, Cabin Innovation & Concepts at Airbus. Here’s his insight into how students should tackle their entries for Fly Your Ideas 2015.

The Passenger’s View of the Future of Flight

The Passenger’s View of the Future of Flight

04 Nov 2014

Passenger growth from around the world means that there is an increasingly socially, culturally, and ethnically diverse pool of customers, each with unique needs. Addressing the Passenger Experience challenge in this growing and changing market is one of the most significant factors that we must address when it comes to innovation for future flight.

Fly Your Ideas: From the classroom to the real world

Fly Your Ideas: From the classroom to the real world

31 Oct 2014

Mohd Shazwan from the International Islamic University Malaysia was the team leader of Team Peregrine Falcon who made it through Round 2 in Fly Your Ideas 2013. Mohd describes what his team learned from an industry visit, and how he gained new skills as the team leader.

Improving Efficiency

Improving Efficiency

28 Oct 2014

With more and more people looking to fly than ever before, the Efficiency Challenge is one of the most important issues facing engineers today and in the coming years. Solutions for future flight must meet passenger and market demands, ensuring that flights are affordable for passengers, profitable for airlines and respectful of the environment.

Improving efficiency means finding ways of streamlining all aspects of an aircraft’s operation. From the choice of fuel to improving ground operations, even small changes can make a big impact year-on-year in the global aviation industry.

Team Levar perspective on Fly Your Ideas

Team Levar perspective on Fly Your Ideas

24 Oct 2014

Here last year’s winners, Team Levar tell us about their experiences with the Fly Your Ideas challenges.

Defining the Passenger Experience of the Future

Defining the Passenger Experience of the Future

22 Oct 2014

When it comes to innovating for the future of aviation, the Passenger Experience Challenge is one of the most important factors to consider. Passenger growth from around the world means that there is an increasingly socially, culturally, and ethnically diverse pool of customers, each with unique needs.

Improving Passenger Experience means reimagining every aspect of a passenger’s journey. From the time spent at check-in, baggage management or security procedures to the entertainment on board, every detail counts and every passenger is different.

The Inside Track: Sudip Bhattarai

The Inside Track: Sudip Bhattarai

17 Oct 2014

Sudip Bhattarai from Nepal is a veteran of both Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2009 and 2011. Here’s his insight on how to make the most of your Round 1 submission, and why potential participants from everywhere in the world should make the most of the “unique opportunity to take part in a global aerospace challenge.”

An Insight on Passenger Comfort from Airbus' Kevin Keniston

An Insight on Passenger Comfort from Airbus' Kevin Keniston

16 Oct 2014

Fly Your Ideas is all about harnessing the power of innovation and inspiring students around the world to engage with the work we do constantly at Airbus – looking for better ways to fly.

Here, we speak to people at the heart of innovation at Airbus, to give you some insight into life at Airbus and what innovation really means in the world of work. Head of Passenger Comfort Kevin Keniston tells us why innovation for him is “the right idea at the right time”.

Airbus Gears up for Fly Your Ideas

Airbus Gears up for Fly Your Ideas

08 Oct 2014

As students around the world put their heads together to come up with the best ideas possible for Round 1, Fly Your Ideas has been generating plenty of excitement within Airbus too.

Fly Your Ideas Alumni Insight

Fly Your Ideas Alumni Insight

06 Oct 2014

Throughout Round 1, we will be sharing the experiences of Airbus Fly Your Ideas veterans - don’t miss the chance to learn from their involvement. Here’s what Javier Puig had to say about participating in the challenge, and how to maximise your chances of success…

“I took part in the 2013 edition of Airbus Fly Your Ideas as part of 5-strong ‘TeamDisaero’ from the Polytechnic of Valencia in Spain.

Airbus Fly Your Ideas at ICAS 2014

Airbus Fly Your Ideas at ICAS 2014

26 Sep 2014

Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2015 touched down in St. Petersburg, Russia on 16 September 2014, at a special event as part of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS) 2014 congress.

More than 100 people attended, including students and faculty from 6 Russian universities. The international audience responded enthusiastically to the delegation from Airbus, who presented a short history of Airbus in Russia, as well as news from the A320neo production line at the Engineering Centre of Airbus in Russia (ECAR).

Let's Connect – Your new platform!

Let's Connect – Your new platform!

10 Sep 2014

You wanted it, so we built it!

Introducing Let’s Connect. This is a new platform for the Airbus Fly Your Ideas community to network, connect and share their interest in innovation, as well as the future of aviation.

Register on Let’s Connect to share experiences during each stage of the biennial competition, and connect with fellow aviation and innovation enthusiasts during each edition of Airbus Fly Your Ideas and beyond.


Fly Your Ideas 2015 Round 1 - Our tips

Fly Your Ideas 2015 Round 1 - Our tips

08 Sep 2014

With Round 1 of Fly Your Ideas 2015 now open for submissions, we have compiled the ultimate list of Dos and Don’ts for teams completing their Round 1 questionnaire. Keep this advice in mind, and make your entry stand out!

Unlocking future challenges of aviation: Building Smarter Skies

Unlocking future challenges of aviation: Building Smarter Skies

03 Sep 2014

When it comes to unlocking some of the greatest challenges facing the aviation industry, innovation that goes beyond the aircraft can often hold the key.

The sky’s the limit when it comes to innovation for the aviation industry. In the latest instalment of Airbus’ future-gazing programme, The Future by Airbus, the SmarterSkies project provides innovation inspiration from across the industry…


Keep up with Fly Your Ideas 2015

Keep up with Fly Your Ideas 2015

26 Aug 2014

Are you interested in innovating with Airbus for the future of aviation? Would you like the opportunity to apply your classroom learning to real-world problems? Or do you simply want to keep up-to-date with Fly Your Ideas?

We already know that lots of you are – and it’s great to see the various informal Fly Your Ideas groups where individuals are discussing this great global student challenge.

Past participants - where are they now?

Past participants - where are they now?

26 Aug 2014

Improved teamwork skills, insight into the aviation industry and a ‘great help’ with academic studies – just some of the benefits from taking part in the Airbus Fly Your Ideas challenge, according to a recent survey of previous Fly Your Ideas participants.

Fly Your Ideas for PhD students – The Inside Track

Fly Your Ideas for PhD students – The Inside Track

11 Aug 2014

If you’re a PhD student, you’ve probably already identified Fly Your Ideas 2015 as a great opportunity to apply your academic knowledge to the real-world challenges of the sustainable aviation industry of the future. You may have already registered, and be brainstorming ideas with fellow students.

Fly Your Ideas 2015 at Farnborough

Fly Your Ideas 2015 at Farnborough

27 Jul 2014

After an inspiring day in London mapping out future plans for collaboration, the members of the Airbus Group University Partnership Programme (AGUPP) from 21 universities worldwide were hosted by the Fly Your Ideas team for a day at the Farnborough International Air show.

Fly Your Ideas in a Future by Airbus

Fly Your Ideas in a Future by Airbus

17 Jul 2014

For all the aviation industry has achieved – and the pioneering steps Airbus has made in 40 years of innovation – it is the future of flight which unites and inspires us. So what will it look like? That’s what we’ve been asking passengers around the world. 

Biomimicry

Biomimicry

15 Jul 2014

Innovation inspiration can sometimes come from the most unlikely of places. When it comes to engineering development, the most successful innovative solutions have often come from tried and tested evolution.

Have you ever considered what the skin of a shark and advancements in aircraft aerodynamics have in common?

Fly Your Ideas 2015 launches around the world

Fly Your Ideas 2015 launches around the world

24 Jun 2014

And they’re off! Fly Your Ideas 2015 was officially launched earlier this month by Charles Champion, Airbus Executive Vice President of Engineering.

Fly Your Ideas with Airbus

Fly Your Ideas with Airbus

05 Jun 2014

Will you be in Atlanta at AVIATION 2014 with the AIAA? Join us there to find out more about Airbus’ global student challenge, network and enjoy lunch with Airbus representatives

Wits Fly Your Ideas Team Stormhawks at IASSA in South Africa

Wits Fly Your Ideas Team Stormhawks at IASSA in South Africa

22 Sep 2013

Team Stormhawks from University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa attended IASSA (International Aerospace Symposium of South Africa)

Fly Your Ideas in a Future by Airbus

Fly Your Ideas in a Future by Airbus

21 Sep 2013

The Future by Airbus – a series of future-gazing visions that may transform the future of air travel.  

Innovation by Airbus

Innovation by Airbus

03 Sep 2013

Vincent Loubière, Innovation Manager at Airbus, presented the remarkable Airbus Aim&Touch technology at Campus Party London this week.

Fly Your Ideas 2013 Best Video Announced

Fly Your Ideas 2013 Best Video Announced

03 Jun 2013

After a lively contest, Team Alma from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia, has triumphed as the Fly Your Ideas 2013 Video Competition champions.

Teamline of the Week: The Adroits

Teamline of the Week: The Adroits

07 Apr 2013

Congratulations The Adroits from the SRM University, India