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.