CityAirbus

  • Airbus CityAirbus demonstrator France May 2019.

    CityAirbus Demonstrator Lifts Off

    On May 3, Airbus Helicopters CEO Bruno Even tweeted, “Congratulations to the Airbus and Siemens teams who performed the first successful take-off of the CityAirbus demonstrator in Donauwörth. Next step: flight envelope expansion in Manching!” However, the photo was of the aircraft on the ground with the test team. At Forum 75, Airbus VP Tomasz Krysinski noted that the event was the first tethered hover of the unmanned...

  • CityAirbus rollout in Ingostadt, Germany on 11 March 2019.

    CityAirbus Demonstrator Unveiled

    Vertiflite May/June 2019

    Airbus revealed photos of its completed but unpainted unmanned CityAirbus at Heli-Expo on March 5, followed by an official unveiling of the demonstrator in Ingolstadt, Germany, on March 11. Developed about 35 miles (60 km) away at the company’s Donauwörth, Germany, plant, the aircraft will be tested at the Ingolstadt Manching Airport. This airport is...

  • Airbus CityAirbus

    CityAirbus Starts Spinning

    Airbus Helicopters announced that its four-seat, quad-ducted propeller eVTOL, the CityAirbus, was getting close to its maiden flight planned for late 2018. The company completed the first full-scale propulsion system testing for its CityAirbus demonstrator. During this successful testing, the team thoroughly checked the individual performance of one of the ducted lift units. The company’s next step will be tests of the fully integrated drivetrain —...

  • A Little CityAirbus Flies

    A Little CityAirbus Flies

    Airbus Helicopters has unveiled more information about their CityAirbus quad duct electric VTOL. CityAirbus is a multi-passenger, self-piloted eVTOL demonstrator “designed for urban air mobility with cost efficiency, high-volume production and a low environmental footprint in mind.” A subscale model is flying at the company’s Donauwörth, Germany, facility.

  • Airbus CityAirbus

    CityAirbus
    Airbus Helicopters
    Marignane, France
    www.airbushelicopters.com

    CityAirbus demonstrator is a multi-passenger, autonomously piloted electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) vehicle designed for urban air mobility.

    Eight pitch rotors are powered by eight specially designed Siemens SP200D direct-drive 100 kW units relying on  four 140 kW batteries developed by Airbus' Defense and Space arm. The CityAirbus will...