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IAG’s Hangar 51 programme starts

Heathrow Airport (Image: Graceful)

Heathrow Airport (Image: Graceful)

International Airlines Group (IAG)’s Hangar 51 Global Accelerator Programme is getting underway with companies across a broad spectrum of aviation and travel innovations taking part.

These range from contactless travel solutions through to recycling Co2 into aviation fuel.

The start-ups are co-working remotely for 10 weeks with mentors and experts from across IAG in order to gain access to resources to test and validate the best-emerging technologies allowing them to scale and rapidly commercialise their products within the aviation industry.

Hundreds of projects applied to the programme but IAG chose 51 to actually start the programme.

The Finalists by Category

Contactless Travel:

Smarter Working:




Connected Operations:

New Products & Services:

Renacen (Spain) allows passengers to visualise the seat they’re about to select thanks to their 3D SeatMapVR technology.

Dupsy Abiola, IAG’s Head of Global Innovation, said: “Our latest Hangar 51 accelerator has new Contactless Travel and Smart Working categories to offer innovative and safe solutions to our customers, employees and suppliers as they adapt to the new reality created by the COVID- 19 pandemic. 

“Also, for the second consecutive year, we’ve included a sustainability category, highlighting the Group’s continued commitment to reducing CO2 emissions. We have exciting projects to explore, including a hydrogen-electric powertrain for aviation and new sustainability ratings for IAG suppliers.”

You can find out more about IAG’s Hangar 51 Project here

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