Fly passengers with an all-electric CityAirbus between Munich and Ingolstadt, using digital U-space services and connected Vertiports before 2032.
About Advanced Air Mobility
To make our mission a reality, we focus on the key modules of Advanced Air Mobility transport ecosystems
Developing all-electric aircraft for vertical take-off and landing
Safe, secure, sustainable at the core of development
CityAirbus NextGen eVTOL
A number of new technologies are required for the development of the eVTOL. In particular the vehicle design, interior and architecture, electrification of the propulsion system, new materials and structure, as well as the flight control system.
In particular certification aspects of the vehicle are to be designed together with stakeholders, to combine expectations and needs of society, the industry, and political decision makers.
Read more about the CityAirbus NextGen.
Integration of urban airspace
Bavaria's first U-space
This requires an investigation on how today’s air traffic, such as commercial aircraft near airports or rescue helicopters flying above cities can be linked with future air traffic in a common airspace.
Within the U-space related research iniatives we specifically focus on this research question. In the frame of one project the first Bavarian U-space is being developed in order to test, validate and demonstrate concrete use-cases in a safe environment.
Complementing without compromising
Vertiports constitute nodes of AAM networks that interconnect destinations within regions and make them accessible to other modes of transport. Vertiports will emerge in locations where AAM connectivity is a technically and economically viable addition to existing mobility infrastructure. A holistic view on vertiports considers technical, operational, regulatory and societal aspects over their entire life cycle to enable need-based, time-saving, comfortable and safe air transportation for public use.
From concept to operation
Within the research projects AMI-AirShuttle and AMI-FlyingIN2Air we design vertiport concepts for the areas of Munich, Ingolstadt and Nürnberg. Therefore we take into account the specific characteristics of the geographical areas as well as certification requirements, in order to prepare the planning, approval, construction and operation of vertiports.
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