Airbus launches its new urban mobility copter | WATCH


The full-scale UAM demonstrator took off at 2,310 kg, the highest take-off weight for a fully electric aircraft with a distributed drive system. Watch how Airbus’s 4-seatear #eVTOL flies at an altitude of 20 metres.

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Airbus’s new urban mobility copter in action. (Pic: Twitter @AirbusHelicopters)

Airbus’s new ‘CityAirbus’, a 4-seater urban mobility copter, just took to the skies for the first time in public during a demonstration flight.

The electric aircraft is part of Airbus’s vision for “flying taxi” aircraft and currently being developed by the manufacturer’s helicopter division.

Airbus Helicoper’s Twitter handle wrote: “New #CityAirbus videoDown pointing backhand index. Our full-scale #UAM demonstrator took off at 2,310 kg – the highest take-off weight of a full electric VTOL aircraft with a distributed drive system.The 4-minute demo saw the 4-seat #eVTOL fly at an altitude of 20 metres. #ZeroEmissions.”

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