Urban Air Mobility

The future of city air transportation

Urban air mobility is an aviation industry term for on-demand and automated passenger and cargo-carrying air transportation services typically flown without a pilot. Urban air mobility services will bring innovative new ways for people to travel around cities and rural areas while reducing congestion and taking care of the enviroment. Here we list some of the aircraft that could be your next taxi in the near future.

Main Projects in Development

Bell Nexus powered by Safran

Bell Nexus

Airbus CityAirbus by A³


Aurora / Boeing PAV

Boeing Passenger Air Vehicle

Leonardo Project Zero

AgustaWestland Project Zero






Honeywell and Volocopter Partners in Urban Air Mobility, 11-Apr-19 : #UrbanAirMobility German urban air taxi manufacturer signs agreement with Honeywell in the search for new urban transport solutions

Digital Wind Tunnel for Airbus RACER Development, 03-Apr-19 : #WindTunnel Innovative flight simulations using a ’digital wind tunnel’ developed under Clean Sky’s CA³TCH project bring pre-flight aerodynamic and aeroacoustic analyses to the next level.

Leonardo Sign MoU for Urban Security in Brazil, 03-Apr-19 : #UrbanSecurity Leonardo signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Codemar (Companhia de Desenvolvimento de Maricá) on urban security and infrastructure projects. Could be developing a helicopter maintenance hub at Maricá airport, Rio, Brazil

Honeywell and Pipistrel MoU for Urban Air Mobility, 26-Jan-19 : #UrbanAirMobility Honeywell and Pipistrel signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) for partnership in the urban air mobility

Boeing Autonomous Passenger Air Vehicle First Flight, 23-Jan-19 : #BoeingPAV Boeing NeXt program tests prototype to advance safety and technology of urban air mobility. Electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle has design range of up to 50 miles

Safran HEPS to Power the Bell Nexus, 08-Jan-19 : #HEPS Safran Hybrid-Electric Propulsion System (HEPS) new engine will power the future air taxi Bell Nexus

Bell Nexus, The Future Air Taxi, Unveiled at CES 2019, 07-Jan-19 : #Nexus Bell Nexus, a vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) air taxi vehicle powered by a hybrid-electric propulsion system unveiled at Las Vegas, CES 2019

Bell Teaming Moog for Future Air Taxi, 09-Dec-18 : #AirTaxi Bell signed teaming agreement with Moog for the development of the Flight Control Actuation System (FCAS) of the future vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft Bell’s Air Taxi

JETcopter 7-Seat Flying Car Engines Tested, 19-Nov-18 : #JETcopter A full-scale mock-up of the flying car JETcopter will be presented at the AERO 2019 aviation exhibition, Friedrichshafen, Germany, April 2019

Bell and Thales on Future Flight Controls, 24-Oct-18 : #FlightControls Bell in partnership with Thales for the development of flight control systems for future vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft and on-demand mobility (ODM) solutions

02-Oct-18 - Bell and Garmin Teaming for On-Demand Mobility #OnDemandMobility
24-Jul-18 - Urban Air Mobility by Bell #future
01-Feb-18 - Vahana eVTOL from A³ by Airbus First Flight
19-Dec-17 - CityAirbus Completed Iron Bird Power On
01-Apr-17 - Skyways by A³
07-Apr-16 - Volocopter VC200 First Manned Flight
05-Mar-13 - AW unveils “Project Zero” Tilt Rotor

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