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Why wind works

An interview with the founder of Airbus’s revolutionary kite system

Toulouse is rather a one company town. Airbus and its massive aviation footprint dominate France’s fourth largest city. While prospects for growth have been smashed by Covid-19, the sprawling conglomerate does have other business lines - not least in shipping, where Airseas, a spin-off, is gaining more and more attention from shipowners for its revolutionary automated power kite solutions. 

"Shipping’s path to decarbonisation will be difficult and unpredictable. However, wind technology...

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