Airbus CityAirbus eVTOL Prototype Makes Public Debut

For a while now, we’ve known that Airbus, like many other startups globally, is working on a couple of eVTOLs (electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing) aircraft. One of them, the CityAirbus, has made its first public debut. It is still in prototype form and is slated to take its maiden flight later this year.

The Airbus CityAirbus NextGen (curious name!) has been developed for various purposes in major cities worldwide. The eVTOL has a wing span of approximately 12 metres with a four-seat passenger compartment. Airbus aims for a range of 80km with a cruising speed target of 120kmph. Of course, the necessary infrastructure to support eVTOL operations in populous cities will play a crucial role.

The unveiling of the CityAirbus prototype came alongside the opening of the new CityAirbus test centre in Donauwörth. The facility will serve as a dedicated space for testing various systems for eVTOLs and is part of Airbus’ investment in Advanced Air Mobility. 

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