Airbus A320

After receiving around 500 submissions for its "Fly Your Ideas" competition this year, to seek out ideas from students with a mix of engineering and non-engineering backgrounds, Airbus unearthed a number of pretty incredible innovations that could be created, patented and implemented in aerospace production. 

The five finalists' inventions :

Drones and "Birdport"

Energy-harvesting skin

Game console-inspired infra-red guidance system

The faster trolley trash system

Wireless and greener ground operations

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