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Airbus, Boeing Expected to Turn to Hybrid Engine Technology for New Planes-Lessor | Investing News

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Airbus SE

and Boeing Co

are expected to turn to hybrid electric technology when they develop the next generation of airplanes because of limits on improving current engines, the head of a major aircraft lessor said on Thursday.

Airbus is already working hard on a hybrid solution but Boeing is likely to be more cautious about making a major investment in a new program given its challenges with the return of the 737 MAX and certification of the 777X, Air Lease Corp

Chief Executive Steven Udvar-Hazy said at the Skift Aviation Forum.

“I have serious doubts that

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Airbus’ self-flying plane just completed successful taxi, take-off, and landing tests, opening the door for fully autonomous flight

Airbus A350 Autonomous taxi, takeoff, and landing
Airbus A350 Autonomous taxi, takeoff, and landing

Airbus

  • Airbus just completed its Autonomous Taxi, Take-Off, and Landing project that saw one of its jets perform normally pilot-flown maneuvers entirely on its own.

  • The A350-1000 XWB acted as the testbed for the project in its role as Airbus’ flagship, with onboard cameras assisting the new technology.

  • The project’s successful completion opens the door for fully autonomous flights as autopilot already handles most of the functions while airborne. 

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The common belief with airplanes is that they fly themselves after take-off thanks to autopilot, and pilots

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