CityAirbus is making progress at the drone test centre in Manching, Germany. CityAirbus is an all-electric, four-seat, multicopter vehicle demonstrator that focuses on advancing remotely piloted electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) flight and is a key element in our path towards sustainable aviation.
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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. The CityAirbus demonstrator is intended to be remotely piloted, according to Airbus’ website.//Airbus Helicopters