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News: A Look At The CityAirbus NextGen Prototype

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  1. CityAirbus NextGen Officially Unveiled Today
    The City Airbus NextGen has been officially unveiled today. Airbus revealed the first prototype of the fully -electric aircraft to the public. It is expected to make its first flight later this year. "Rolling out CityAirbus NextGen for the very first time is an important and very real step that we are taking towards advanced air mobility and our future product and market. Thank you to our community, team and partners all over the world for helping us make this a reality," said Balkiz Sarihan, Head of Urban Air Mobility at Airbus.
  2. The two-tonne class CityAirbus, with a wing span of approximately 12-meters, is being developed to fly with a 80 kilometer range and to reach a cruise speed of 120 km/h, making it perfectly suited for operations in major cities for a variety of missions. With the multitude of options currently under development destined for a future Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) market, the space is becoming crowded.
  3. The unveiling coincided with the opening of the new CityAirbus test center in Donauwörth, which will be dedicated to testing systems for electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles (eVTOLs). The center, which is part of Airbus’ ongoing and long-term investment in AAM, began its operations with the CityAirbus NextGen’s power-on in December 2023 and it will be now used for the remaining tests required before the prototype’s maiden flight later in the year. These tests cover the electric motors with their eight rotors as well as the aircraft’s other systems such as flight controls and avionics.

    For more information:

    Airbus S.A.S.
    Worldwide Headquarters
    1, Rond point Maurice Bellonte
    Blagnac Cedex 31707
    www.airbus.com

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