Next year would see Airbus sign an important deal with Germany, France, Spain and Italy to develop a large drone – the Medium Altitude Long Endurance unmanned aerial system.
After what has been a horrible year for the aerospace industry globally. One of the industry’s biggest customers, the airline sector, is cancelling or delaying orders as carriers struggle cope with a possible collapse in air travel.
Despite that horror show, major player companies in the aerospace industry say they are committed to research and development, in particular developing planes that have a much smaller impact on the environment. In September, Airbus unveiled three concept hydrogen-powered designs.
The so-called Eurodrone is due to start flight testing in 2025.