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





Lilium JET

Lilium JET

Honeywell / Pipistrel



Rolls-Royce’ Hybrid Electric Research in Germany, 11-Jul-19 : #HybridElectric Rolls-Royce strengthen hybrid electric research and development activities in Brandenburg with the Brandenburg Technical University (BTU) in Cottbus-Senftenberg one of its four researching centres in Germany

Skyworks and Scaled in Partnership for Vertijet, 10-Jul-19 : #Vertijet Skyworks Global and Scaled Composites (Scaled) announced partnership to build prototype of the VertiJet, an aircraft based on the 1950s Fairey Rotodyne incorporating techs developed by the GBA/DARPA Heliplane program

Airbus and Safran Team Up For Greener Vertical Flight, 21-Jun-19 : #Horizon2020 Airbus and Safran signed innovation cooperation agreement in preparation of Horizon Europe 2020 research programme

Rolls-Royce Acquires Siemens’ Hybrid-Electric Business, 18-Jun-19 : #HybridElectric Rolls-Royce accelerates electrification strategy with acquisition of Siemens’ electric and hybrid-electric aerospace propulsion business

Honeywell and DENSO Partnership, 13-Jun-19 : #hybrids Honeywell and DENSO, a mobility supplier, are collaborating to develop hybrid-electric and fully electric powertrains for urban air mobility

Honeywell in the Jaunt Air Mobility eVTOL, 13-Jun-19 : #UrbanAirMobility At Uber Elevate 2019, Honeywell signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to participate in the development of the Jaunt Air Mobility’s planned electrical vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft

Safran and Uber Unveil Cabin Mockup, 12-Jun-19 : #UrbanAirMobility The Uber vehicle mockup, by Safran Cabin, will be on exhibit at the Uber Elevate Summit in Washington, DC, June 11-12

Boeing Invests in UAS Services Provider Robotic Skies, 09-Jun-19 : #drones Robotic Skies startup manages maintenance, inspection and alteration services for global manufacturers and operators of commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Access to safe, reliable maintenance will support commercial operations and urban mobility efforts

Honeywell And Vertical Aerospace in New Partnership, 06-Jun-19 : #UrbanAirMobility Honeywell signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Vertical Aerospace, a British electric VTOL manufacturer, to jointly developed future urban air mobility vehicles.

Compact Fly-By-Wire System For Urban Air Vehicles, 04-Jun-19 : #UrbanAirMobilty Honeywell unveiled new compact “fly-by-wire” flight controls computer focused on future autonomous and Urban Air Mobility vehicles

30-May-19 - First Air Taxi Volo-Port to be Ready by End 2019 #VoloPort
20-May-19 - Lilium New Air Taxi First Flight #UrbanMobility
03-May-19 - Airbus CityAirbus First Take-Off #CityAirbus
11-Apr-19 - Honeywell and Volocopter Partners in Urban Air Mobility #UrbanAirMobility
03-Apr-19 - Digital Wind Tunnel for Airbus RACER Development #WindTunnel
03-Apr-19 - Leonardo Sign MoU for Urban Security in Brazil #UrbanSecurity
26-Jan-19 - Honeywell and Pipistrel MoU for Urban Air Mobility #UrbanAirMobility
23-Jan-19 - Boeing Autonomous Passenger Air Vehicle First Flight #BoeingPAV
08-Jan-19 - Safran HEPS to Power the Bell Nexus #HEPS
07-Jan-19 - Bell Nexus, The Future Air Taxi, Unveiled at CES 2019 #Nexus
09-Dec-18 - Bell Teaming Moog for Future Air Taxi #AirTaxi
19-Nov-18 - JETcopter 7-Seat Flying Car Engines Tested #JETcopter
24-Oct-18 - Bell and Thales on Future Flight Controls #FlightControls
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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