CityAirbus ‘Air Taxi’
In a statement yesterday Andreas Thellmann congratulated the Airbus team for their first public flight of their CityAirbus.
“First public flight of our CityAirbus today. Such milestones require to be 100% concentrated and well prepared. I‘m very proud of the entire team which takes care of every little detail. Totally impressed by your passion to push the limits of our electric aircraft and high professionalism. You are great!” Andreas Thellmann
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.
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.
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