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                        Airbus China Innovation Centre

                        Fast-tracking innovation in the heart of China

                        At the Airbus China Innovation Centre (ACIC), we invent aerospace solutions that make a real difference in people’s lives. Today, Airbus is accelerating some of the most promising and disruptive technologies that will transform the future of flight.


                        ACIC is Airbus’ second innovation centre after Acubed in California’s Silicon Valley. We are ideally located in Shenzhen, China, one of the world’s leading innovation hotspots.

                        Here, we work to identify, explore and accelerate new growth opportunities. Our mission is three-fold:

                        ·         To shape the future of flight

                        ·         To fully leverage expertise of local talent, technology and partners

                        ·         To collaborate with Airbus teams across business units to develop new offers and champion new ways of working

                        Our people are passionate about challenging the status quo. They take a hands-on approach to deliver innovation at high speed and in an agile way demonstrating value.

                        Our people

                        Our people are passionate about challenging the status quo. They take a hands-on approach to deliver innovation at high speed and in an agile way demonstrating value. We focus on recruiting the best talent across industries who share these same qualities and pair them with experienced aerospace experts to make it happen. 

                        Exploration areas

                        Airbus Innovations has developed a datalink based on a software-defined radio platform, which realizes a video link between an unmanned ground vehicle and its ground control station with an unmanned aerial vehicle acting as a relay station to enable non-line-of-sight communication and to increase the communication range.

                        Hardware Lab

                        New systems (sensors, internet of things, antennas, cameras, batteries) for a high-speed, lower-cost implementation

                        Cabin Experience

                        Cabin Experience

                        New aircraft cabin features (flexible displays, sensors, internet of things), specifically those of interest to Chinese and Asian passengers

                        Shenzhen, China - Aug 1, 2015: View of the departure lounge of Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport. There are a lot of passengers walking around or waiting for check-in.


                        Connectivity demonstrators and solutions (Air-to-Ground, 5G, Beidou) focused on the Chinese market

                        Airbus’ newest production line in Hamburg, Germany drives efficiency with new standards in digitalisation and automation, including two seven-axis robotic arms that perform precise fuselage drilling

                        Manufacturing innovation

                        New technologies (computer vision, internet of things, robotics, AR/VR) leveraging Airbus industrial sites in China, for a high-speed implementation across Airbus factories


                        Urban Air Mobility

                        Urban Air Mobility implementation in China including acceleration, application and industrialisation

                        Latest news

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                        Airbus presence in China

                        Airbus presence in China

                        The Airbus Final Assembly Line China (FALC) is an Airbus joint venture with a Chinese consortium composed of the Tianjin Free Trade Zone (TJFTZ) and China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC)


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