Airbus, Siemens to Collaborate on Aircraft Hybrid Propulsion System Dev’t; Tom Enders, Joe Kaeser Comment

alliance partnership connectAirbus Group and Siemens have forged an alliance to further develop hybrid electric propulsion systems in an effort to reduce passenger aircraft’s noise and fuel consumption.

The companies have established a team of approximately 200 employees to develop hybrid propulsion platforms and conduct technical demonstrations of such systems by 2020, Airbus said Thursday.

“Electric and electric-hybrid flight represent some of the biggest industrial challenges of our time, aiming at zero-emissions aviation,” said Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus Group.

Enders added that the partnership will work to facilitate the development of a hybrid propulsion system designed for use in passenger planes with fewer than 100 seats by 2030.

Joe Kaeser, president and CEO of Siemens, said the company’s collaboration with Airbus will be part of its Innovation AG unit that aims to identify investment and business opportunities through partnerships with other companies and startups.

Airbus plans to produce components of hybrid propulsion systems at its facility in Ottobrunn, Germany.

You may also be interested in...

Shyam Salona CEO REI Systems

REI Wins GSA Task Order to Support SAM Operations; Shyam Salona, Pradeep Krishnanath Quoted

REI Systems has been awarded a task by the General Services Administration (GSA) to provide Development, Operations and Maintenance (O&M) for the Integrated Award Environment (IAE) and System for Award Management (SAM). REI will provide Agile, cloud-native development, testing, transition and O&M services for the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). 

Dennis Eger Director Aptive

Army Vet Dennis Eger Joins Aptive Resources as Director

Dennis Eger, a retired U.S. Army sergeant major and former senior intelligence adviser, has been named director of Alexandria, Virginia-based consulting firm Aptive Resources. The 32-year Army veteran will support the service-disabled, veteran-owned company's efforts to grow presence in the intelligence and national security markets, Aptive said Thursday.

Brian Harrell Advisory Board Member CyVision

Former DHS Official Brian Harrell Named to CyVision Advisory Board

Brian Harrell, former assistant secretary for infrastructure protection at the Department of Homeland Security, has joined the board of advisers of Bethesda, Maryland-based cybersecurity firm CyVision Technologies. He served as the first assistant director for infrastructure security at DHS' Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and is the chief security officer at energy company Avangrid.