Our Operating Companies
IAG operating companies include Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, IAG Cargo, IAG Loyalty (Avios), Level, Vueling and IAG Global Business Services. The Hangar 51 team and its activities provide a gateway to exciting technology and new venture projects partnered with IAG’s iconic airline brands and businesses. There is more information about all the IAG operating companies here.
OUR INNOVATION FOCUS
Hangar 51 supports innovators with ways to trial products and new solutions from proof of concept stage to pilots with real customers. We also facilitate work with senior leaders in the travel industry and partnerships with our leading airline and operating company brands.
Building on a strong history of innovation, Hangar 51 has launched a series of innovation and R&D programmes. This includes Hangar 51 Accelerator which gives start-ups and scale-ups the opportunity to demo and develop their products and access our airlines’ resources, expertise and venture capital. Hangar 51 is an important bridge between the IAG operating companies and our innovation network which include the world's leading academic institutions, venture capital investors, start ups and scale ups.
IAG is proud to be a global leader in sustainable aviation. IAG’s innovation and technology leadership within the industry is focused on supporting our Flightpath Net Zero initiative to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. We actively engage with industry partners and associations, policy makers, shareholders, investors and governments to influence policy and drive action to meet our sustainability objectives.
From a technology and innovation perspective, the Hangar 51 team actively seek to partner with emerging technology providers, start ups, scale ups, and innovation partners in the sustainability space. Our accelerator and investment programme contains sustainability themes.
You can find about more about the IAG Sustainability initiatives here.