What do an aeronautics expert and professional sailing teams have in common? At first glance, an airplane and a boat may seem like opposites, but upon closer inspection they are actually surprisingly similar. This is why Airbus forged a technological partnership with ORACLE TEAM USA, the two-time America’s Cup winner now preparing to defend the title again in Bermuda in 2017.
Both Airbus and the sailing champions strive to innovate in fields that demand nothing short of excellence. The America’s Cup is not only the oldest international sporting trophy, but also one of the most challenging. As ORACLE TEAM USA prepares to push the boundaries for human capability yet again, Airbus brings invaluable expertise in aerodynamics, hydraulics and data analysis to combine extreme technology with agile sports performance.