Melbourne-based ANCA Australia has developed a hybrid 3D printing platform to manufacture custom designed machining tools. The manufacturer will collaborate with CSIRO and Sutton Tools to improve the 3D printing process before taking it to market, with support from the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC). “Australia’s future prosperity lies in advanced manufacturing, in making complex … Continue reading ANCA develops 3D printer to disrupt $2.2 billion market
Aviation manufacturing giant Airbus and Deakin University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) towards future research collaborations, which could include investigations in areas such as robotics, materials, motion simulators, artificial intelligence and batteries. “This agreement provides an invaluable opportunity to draw the best out of what researchers can offer to industry through a series of … Continue reading Airbus and Deakin kick off research collaboration
The French government has presented the country’s ambitions for sustainable aviation fuel, based on the conclusions of a working group which included government agencies and Airbus, Air France, Safran, and Suez. For the last 18 months, the industrial entities have worked alongside the government to promote the emergence of a sustainable aviation fuel industry in … Continue reading France working towards sustainable aviation fuel
Manufacturing has ended 2019 on a mixed note in the world’s largest economy. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) released its last Manufacturing PMI for 2019 on January 3, with the index reading 47.2, indicating a contraction in the sector. While the overall economy grew, the result for manufacturing was the lowest since June 2009, … Continue reading US manufacturing down fifth month in a row
French aerospace manufacturer Airbus has purchased industrial automation company, MTM Robotics, located in the US. Airbus already utilises MTM’s light automated robotics systems at its manufacturing facilities, however, the purchase will enable a closer collaboration said MTM founder, Mike Woogerd. “We are pleased and excited to become a part of the Airbus family and look … Continue reading Aerospace manufacturer pursues robotics integration
Global aviation company Airbus has successfully launched the EDRS-C satellite. The satellite is the second node of the SpaceDataHighway network which will transform the way that information is transmitted globally. The recently launched satellite is part of the European Data Relay System (EDRS), which is the first optical fibre network in the sky, based on … Continue reading Satellite system to speed up space services
Airbus will end production of its A380 aircraft by 2021 after delivering on final orders of the aircraft. On February 14, Airbus announced the decision to cease making A380s after disclosing a “lack of order backlog” with airlnes worldwide. Following a review of its operations, and in light of developments in aircraft and engine technologies, … Continue reading Airbus A380 production to stop in 2021
Production of Airbus A380s could soon be halted has demand for the superjumbo is dwindling. Airbus is likely to give an update with its full-year earning on February 14, according to industry sources and analysts. The move to shut production of the A380 coincides with a review of purchases by Emirates, which has a fleet … Continue reading Airbus A380 planes could be canned due to decreased demand
The University of Sydney has become Australia’s first university to join the Airbus Global University Partner Program – a global network of universities to develop engineering and technology specialists of the future. The partnership between Airbus and the University of Sydney’s faculty of engineering and information technologies will the two organisations to collaborate in funding students and activities … Continue reading University of Sydney and Airbus announce partnership
Airbus has strengthened its position following a record year for jet sales, extending an order lead over rival manufacturers such as Boeing. The European company booked contracts for 1,109 airliners in 2017, Airbus announced, widening its margin over its US competitor to 197. Boeing is still the world’s biggest plane manufacturer after delivering a record high … Continue reading Airbus beats Boeing in manufacturing sales
Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens partner to take next step in hybrid-electric propulsion development
Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens have formed a partnership which aims at developing a near-term flight demonstrator which will be a significant step forward in hybrid-electric propulsion for commercial aircraft. The E-Fan X hybrid-electric technology demonstrator is anticipated to fly in 2020 following a comprehensive ground test campaign, provisionally on a BAe 146 flying testbed, with … Continue reading Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens partner to take next step in hybrid-electric propulsion development
Airbus is strengthening its presence in New Zealand with the completion of the integration of Blenheim-based SAFE Air into its industrial organisation in the Pacific. The name “New Zealand operations of SAFE Air” has been renamed as Airbus since July 3. SAFE Air was purchased by Airbus from Air New Zealand in 2015 and offers maintenance, repair … Continue reading Airbus strengthens its position in the Pacific region
Airbus has promised to release a flying car prototype by the end of 2017, according to Reuters. The company formed a new division last year called Urban Air Mobility which is looking to develop helicopter-flying car concepts. It is envisaged the flying car could be booked by app, similar to ride-sharing schemes Uber and Lyft. … Continue reading Airbus plans flying car prototype this year
European plane maker Airbus has announced that three Chinese companies have ordered a total of 68 A320 aircraft.
Ferra Engineering, an award-winning Brisbane aerospace contractor, has plans to lead the world and use 3D manufacturing in a large-scale, commercial operation, reports the Australian Financial Review.