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.

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

Safe, sustainable 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.

Urban Air Mobility
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.

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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
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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Helicopters
Airbus selects KLK Motorsport and Modell- und Formenbau Blasius Gerg GmbH to develop rear structure of CityAirbus NextGen
Airbus is partnering with KLK Motorsport and Modell- und Formenbau Blasius Gerg GmbH to design, develop and manufacture the rear structure of CityAirbus NextGen.
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Helicopters
Airbus partners with MAGicALL to develop the electric motors of CityAirbus NextGen
Airbus has selected MAGicALL to supply the motors of the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft CityAirbus NextGen.
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EcoPulse™ is a distributed hybrid-propulsion aircraft demonstrator developed in partnership with Daher and Safran with the support of France’s CORAC and DGAC.

Electric flight

Laying the groundwork for zero-emission aviation

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Hydrogen

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Harvesting the sun’s rays to power aircraft