Airbus, Munich Airport to offer cities full-range AAM solutions
European aircraft manufacturer Airbus is teaming up with Munich Airport International in a project to offer a full range of advanced air mobility (AAM) solutions – from electric vertical takeoff and landing craft (eVTOL) to vertiport infrastructure – to cities and regions around the globe looking to develop looming next generation aircraft services like air taxis.
Airbus said the pair had signed a memorandum of understanding at the ILA Berlin Air Show to prepare turnkey solutions to administrations seeking to simplify adoption of AAM activity through packages combining eVTOL craft, operational and navigation tech, and on ground infrastructure options. Central to that offer is the CityAirbus NextGen, a four-seat plane that will be used primarily for air taxi and mid-range transport of up to 80 km.
The partnership reflects Airbus’ belief that launch of AAM services will require cities to create entirely new ecosystems capable of ensuring safe and…