Airbus confirms the intention next year to start flight tests of air taxi CityAirbus
Airbus announced the first successful test of a propulsion system for a prototype flying taxi CityAirbus. According to the aircraft manufacturer, he is able to follow the schedule on which the first flight of this machine should take place before the end of next year.
Vertically taking off and landing unmanned taxi can carry up to four passengers. Features eight electric motors, arranged in pairs and directly driving the eight screws, it can reach the speed of 120 km/h. flight Time will be limited to 15 minutes. The manufacturer notes that framing screws improves safety and reduces noise.
The company expects that the exploitation CityAirbus will start in the cities by 2023.