First CityAirbus UAM demonstrator public flight takes off in Bavaria, Germany

Its eight propellers are driven by electric motors at around 950 rpm to ensure a low acoustic footprint. According to the company: “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. Type certification and commercial introduction are planned for 2023.”

The CityAirbus full-scale demonstrator conducted its first take-off in May 2019.

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