Fly Your Ideas Timeline

Fly Your Ideas Timeline

About the competition

Airbus Fly Your Ideas is a biennial global competition, organised in partnership with UNESCO, which challenges students to innovate for the future of sustainable aviation. At Airbus, we’re constantly looking for new, better ways to fly and that’s what Fly Your Ideas is all about.

Airbus Fly Your Ideas is a worldwide competition challenging students from all disciplines to develop new ideas and innovate with Airbus for the future of aviation.

Genuine industry challenges, linked to the commercial aircraft industry identified by Airbus, provide real and concrete aviation problems for students to solve. Students are asked to test, prototype and visualise their ideas to create genuine solutions in Round 2. These solutions can either be innovations for ‘Now’ or innovations for the ‘Future’; inviting a cross section of ideas that are both applicable today and deliver blue sky thinking for tomorrow.

Students involved in the competition will have the opportunity to join online communities to exchange with Airbus experts and mentors, academics and students worldwide, mirroring the online digital environment of the education sector today.

To apply for Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2017, please go to the registration page to complete your profile and be eligible for Round 1.

To find out more about Airbus, please follow that link: www.airbus.com

The competition is open to teams of 3 to 5 students from around the world, currently studying for a Bachelors, Masters, MBA or PhD degree in any academic discipline. There are 3 progressively challenging rounds, followed by a final, when the 5 finalist teams present their ideas to a revered jury panel of Airbus and industry experts.

To apply for this edition, please go to the registration page to complete your profile and be eligible for Round 1.

The winning team will share the top prize of €30,000 and the runners up will share €15,000.

To apply for this edition, please go to the registration page to complete your profile and be eligible for Round 1.

Challenges

Students are invited to propose ideas that respond to five key challenges the aviation industry faces in the 21st century.

Business Models

What else could be done with aircraft other than transportation?

Flight Operations

How can big data be used to improve efficiency of flight operations?

Passenger Experience

How can new processes or layouts ease passenger boarding and disembarking, whilst increasing capacity for luggage?

Design Engineering

How can artificial intelligence support aircraft design and/or manufacturing? 

Manufacturing

How can manufacturing be disruptively improved to reduce waste and ensure the sustainability of resources?

News

Celebrating Women’s Equality Day with Team Bolleboos

It's Women's Equality Day and we're marking the occasion with a catch up with Team Bolleboos, our all-female finalist team from Fly Your Ideas 2015. The team were all students at Imperial College ...

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Further success for Mohit, Team Multifun member

 We caught up with Mohit Gupta, member of Team Multifun, our Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2015 winners. Mohit’s now working as a Graduate Research Assistant and PhD student at Georgia Tech, in ...

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The journey of a lifetime !

We recently caught up with Team Leader of Fly Your Ideas 2013 team Bhardwaja Corona 0.1, Biswajit Dey. The team’s idea: designing the world’s lightest aircraft seat using their own natural ...

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@LauraBanica Aug 26 2016
Celebrating Women’s Equality Day with Team Bolleboos https://t.co/uFJolMjhhE #WomensEqualityDay #FlyYourIdeas
@LauraBanica Aug 24 2016
Further success for Mohit, Team Multifun member https://t.co/NMFuJMJqcI #FlyYourIdeas
@cipeuclm Aug 24 2016
El concurso #FlyYourIdeas 2017 de @Airbus para universitarios. Hasta 30 de noviembre. https://t.co/2z0Gs6zGyn

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