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



Porsche and Boeing Partners on Urban Air Mobility, 12-Oct-19 : #UrbanAirMobility Porsche and Boeing signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to research potential product development for premium market in the urban air mobility ecosystem

Airbus and EASA Partners for NextGen VTOL, 02-Oct-19 : #NextGeneration Airbus Helicopters and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to combine efforts to design the next generation of vertical take-off (VTOL) platforms along with their regulatory framework

Vision Systems’ Composite Unit for Airbus Racer, 26-Sep-19 : #CleanSky2 Vision Systems takes part in Clean Sky 2 European research programme in partnership with Airbus Helicopters to develop the RACER, Rapid And Cost-Effective Rotorcraft

EHang Chinese Drone Carrying Passenger, 14-Sep-19 : #drones Chinese EHang 216 Autonomous Aerial Vehicle or AAV completes first passenger-carrying demonstration trial flights across cities in China

Volocopter Demonstration at Helsinki Airport, 03-Sep-19 : #UrbanMobility The Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) completes the Gulf of Finland U-space project showing how both Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) systems successfully integrated into Urban Air Mobility (UAM)

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

13-Jun-19 - Honeywell in the Jaunt Air Mobility eVTOL #UrbanAirMobility
12-Jun-19 - Safran and Uber Unveil Cabin Mockup #UrbanAirMobility
09-Jun-19 - Boeing Invests in UAS Services Provider Robotic Skies #drones
06-Jun-19 - Honeywell And Vertical Aerospace in New Partnership #UrbanAirMobility
04-Jun-19 - Compact Fly-By-Wire System For Urban Air Vehicles #UrbanAirMobilty
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
20-Sep-18 - JETcopter to Design VTOL Aircraft #JETcopter
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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