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. As urban transport heads into the sky, sustainable city development becomes possible and loved ones are no longer quite so far away.
Urban air mobility: safe, sustainable 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, sustainable 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.
A comprehensive approach to urban air mobility
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.
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.
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.
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.