Airbus Spools Up For Dual A380 Demonstrators

Airbus A380 demonstrators

Airbus and CFM are developing dedicated technology demonstrators for hydrogen combustion (left) and open-fan propulsion (right), exploiting the A380’s large-scale internal capacity and ground clearance, respectively.

Credit: Airbus
Airbus has provided more details about the accelerating design work underway on two A380 technology demonstrators targeting advanced propulsion evaluations for next-generation single-aisle aircraft planned for the 2030s. The multinational OEM is collaborating with CFM International—the joint venture...

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