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CityAirbus

CityAirbus

Our four-seat eVTOL demonstrator

CityAirbus is an all-electric, four-seat, multicopter vehicle demonstrator that focuses on advancing remotely piloted electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) flight. The CityAirbus full-scale demonstrator conducted its first take-off in May 2019.

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CityAirbus 11 March 2019

CityAirbus

The CityAirbus was presented on March 11 at the City of Ingolstadt to members of the German government and the public. Citizens had the opportunity to ask Airbus experts questions about the vehicle and the concept of Urban Air Mobility. Airbus and Ingolstadt believe that a dialogue between manufacturer, authorities and the public are a prerequisite for the successful introduction of Urban Air Mobility in the infrastructure of cities. Airbus and Ingolstadt are partners in the framework of the EU’s EIP-SCC initiative for smart cities.

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CityAirbus 11 March 2019

CityAirbus

The CityAirbus was presented on March 11 at the City of Ingolstadt to members of the German government and the public. Citizens had the opportunity to ask Airbus experts questions about the vehicle and the concept of Urban Air Mobility. Airbus and Ingolstadt believe that a dialogue between manufacturer, authorities and the public are a prerequisite for the successful introduction of Urban Air Mobility in the infrastructure of cities. Airbus and Ingolstadt are partners in the framework of the EU’s EIP-SCC initiative for smart cities.

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CityAirbus 11 March 2019

CityAirbus

The CityAirbus was presented on March 11 at the City of Ingolstadt to members of the German government and the public. Citizens had the opportunity to ask Airbus experts questions about the vehicle and the concept of Urban Air Mobility. Airbus and Ingolstadt believe that a dialogue between manufacturer, authorities and the public are a prerequisite for the successful introduction of Urban Air Mobility in the infrastructure of cities. Airbus and Ingolstadt are partners in the framework of the EU’s EIP-SCC initiative for smart cities.

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CityAirbus 01 September 2018

CityAirbus Cityscape 1

CityAirbus

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CityAirbus 01 September 2018

CityAirbus

CityAirbus

A low environmental footprint in mind

The idea for a compact “flying taxi” first came from our desire to take city commuting into the air in a sustainable way. Our team began by rethinking traditional aircraft architecture, creating a multirotor design based on electric motors. Thus, CityAirbus was born. To date, the CityAirbus sub-scale model has flown more than 100 test flights, which has proven the aerodynamic configuration of the full-scale prototype.

Remotely piloted for autonomous flight

CityAirbus has a multicopter configuration that features four ducted high-lift propulsion units. Its eight propellers are driven by electric motors at around 950 rpm to ensure a low acoustic footprint. The single failure tolerant architecture ensures safety. Its cruise speed will be approximately 120 Km/h on fixed routes with up to 15 minutes of autonomy. It has a capacity of four passengers that is ideal for aerial urban ridesharing. 

 

Technical specifications

An infographic highlighting technical specifications for Airbus’ all-electric, four-seat multicopter called CityAirbus.

Advantages

An infographic showing key qualities of the CityAirbus all-electric, four-seat, multicopter vehicle demonstrator.
Vahana

Vahana

Our single-seat eVTOL demonstrator

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