Urban air mobility leverages the sky to better link people to cities and regions, giving them more possibilities to connect. At Airbus, we believe urban air mobility can positively contribute to a multimodal mobility system. Urban air transport opens up new possibilities for city development, and loved ones are no longer quite so far away.

Urban air mobility: safe, low-carbon and convenient

By 2030, 60% of the world's population will be urban. This significant population growth is expected to create a real need for innovative mobility options as ground infrastructure becomes increasingly congested. Providing people with a safe, low-carbon and convenient solution that leverages the airspace above cities could be a solution.

Since 2014, Airbus has been exploring how recent technology advancements – from battery capacity and autonomy to electric propulsion – can help drive the development of new kinds of aerial vehicles. In May 2018, we created Airbus Urban Mobility to take our exploration into cutting-edge commercial urban air mobility solutions and services to the next level.

Airbus Urban Mobility focuses on better connecting people by bringing the safety, convenience and joy of flight to city inhabitants. To do so, it takes a holistic approach to urban air mobility, seamlessly integrating a variety of critical components.

Ushering in the next generation of CityAirbus, the fully electric vehicle is equipped with fixed wings, a V-shaped tail, and eight electrically powered propellers as part of its uniquely designed distributed propulsion system.

CityAirbus NextGen

Fully-electric and integrated urban air mobility

A comprehensive approach to urban air mobility

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Technology

Airbus Urban Mobility oversees the development of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle demonstrator programmes. This includes CityAirbus, our four-seat, multicopter vehicle demonstrator.

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Airspace management

Airbus Urban Mobility designs, develops and builds the critical infrastructure necessary to allow new aircraft, including air taxis and delivery drones, to safely enter and share the skies of our future.

Urban Air Mobility UAM City Integration

Regulatory frameworks

Airbus Urban Mobility works with public and private stakeholders to set up the necessary regulatory and public co-creation frameworks that will ensure urban air mobility achieves maximum societal benefits.

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Infrastructure

Airbus Urban Mobility is exploring how urban air mobility can bring an added mobility solution to a city’s existing infrastructure network for the benefit of its citizens.

Latest news

Helicopters
CityAirbus NextGen makes its debut
Airbus has presented its full electric CityAirbus NextGen prototype to the public, ahead of its maiden flight later this year. The two-tonne class CityAirbus, with a wing span of approximately 12 metres, is being developed to fly with an 80 km range and to reach a cruise speed of 120 km/h, making it perfectly suited for operations in major cities for a variety of missions.
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Innovation
Airbus and STMicroelectronics collaborate on power electronics for aircraft electrification
R&D collaboration on advanced power semiconductors, which are a key enabler of the aerospace industry’s transition to hybrid and full-electric systems.
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Helicopters
Airbus and Munich Airport International expand their partnership to develop Advanced Air Mobility solutions globally
Airbus and Munich Airport International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding at ILA Berlin Air Show to start marketing turnkey solutions to cities and regions interested in developing advanced air mobility (AAM) ecosystems globally.
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