“The aerial vehicle, which goes by the working title of CityAirbus, would have multiple propellers and also resemble a small drone in its basic design. While initially it would be operated by a pilot – similarly to a helicopter – to allow for quick entry into the market, it would switch over to full autonomous operations once regulations are in place…”
Note: although there is significant resemblance, the Italdesign/Airbus “Pop.Up” concept is a separate project and is not intended to be built.
- News posts
- Airbus website: CityAirbus demonstrator passes major propulsion testing milestone, October 2017
- Airbus website: Rethinking Urban Air Mobility, June 2017
- Vertiflite: Air Mobility Bonanza Beckons Electric VTOL Developers, March 2017
- Airbus Forum magazine: Future of urban mobility — My kind of flyover, Summer 2016