Airbus participates in Singapore’s Aviation Open House 2019
Visitors to the booth will learn how Airbus’ urban air mobility solutions can contribute positively to a multimodal mobility system and help build more liveable cities.
September 4, 2019
By PLA Editor
Airbus is participating in this year’s Aviation Open House, at the Suntec City Convention Centre in Singapore. Airbus will showcase its urban mobility solutions and organise the Airbus Foundation Little Engineer programme for the third time.
Airbus has been progressing on technological development of several electric vertical take-off-and-landing demonstrators and the development of unmanned traffic management solutions. Visitors to the booth will learn how Airbus’ urban air mobility solutions can contribute positively to a multimodal mobility system and help build more liveable cities.
The company’s ‘Skyways’ unmanned aerial vehicle will also be on display at the Airbus booth (#G12). Launched in collaboration with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore in February 2016, Skyways is an experimental project which Airbus aims to use for the development of an unmanned airborne infrastructure solution to address the sustainability and efficiency of air delivery in urban and maritime environments. Skyways was first flown at the National University of Singapore campus in February 2018, and begun shore-to-ship trials in Singapore in March 2019.
Airbus will also be conducting the Airbus Foundation Little Engineer programme for the third time at the open house. Targeted at secondary school students aged between 13 and 16 years old, the Airbus Foundation Little Engineer programme – consisting of two workshops – aims to inspire students to embrace technology and ignite a passion that could grow into an exciting career in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Over 60 students will be participating in the following two workshops.