Airbus is an aircraft manufacturing unit of the European aerospace group, EADS. The A300 made its maiden flight in 1972, and the launch of the A320 in 1981 reinforced Airbus as a challenger to the two major incumbents, Mcdonnell Douglas and Boeing. 

A rendering of Uber’s VTOL aircraft. Photo: Uber

Uber not the only company interested in ‘flying cars’

Uber made a huge hire to advance its flying-car plans.

Mark Moore has left his position as an advanced aircraft engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center to join Uber’s flying-car project, dubbed Uber Elevate, Bloomberg first reported Monday.