Airbus CityAirbus

Quick Summary

The Airbus CityAirbus is the long view approach from the commercial aircraft giant to produce a streamlined passenger air taxi for use around congested urban areas. While Airbus is currently producing the A^3 Ventures Vahana, the CityAirbus is in concurrent development.

Airbus, a Cologne, France Company

Stage of Development

Preliminary Design

Prototype Build

Flight Testing


Commercially Operating
Technical Details

The flyer below is posted on the Airbus CityAirbus official site as the full technical specifications for the aircraft:


Our Take on the CityAirbus

Given that Airbus considerable amount of resources at its disposable, it has been working separately on multiple approaches to UAM including both the Airbus A^3 Vahana, as well as the Airbus CityAirbus. Notably, the CityAirbus completed its first successful full-scale test flight in May of 2019, as well as built a full scale model of the Airbus Pop.Up modular concept in November of 2018. With multiple UAM projects making steps forward, Airbus is likely to hit the mark with at least one of its concepts. However, Airbus is not one of the parters for the Uber Elevate operator network, so it will be interesting to see whether it chooses to build its own operations platform or finds another operator customer for its aircraft.