urban air mobility 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


Urban Aeronautics CityHawk

Urban Aeronautics CityHawk

Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation


Assembly of Lilium eVTOL Jet Fuselage Begins in Spain

Assembly of Lilium eVTOL Jet Fuselage Begins in Spain

21-Sep-23 - German developer Lilium has begun the assembly of its first electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet at Aciturri’s manufacturing facility in Spain. This jet is the first of seven aircraft that Lilium will use to achieve type certification #UrbanAirMobility
Dayton, Ohio Selected for Joby Manufacturing Facility

Dayton, Ohio Selected for Joby Manufacturing Facility

19-Sep-23 - Joby Aviation selected Dayton, Ohio, for first scaled manufacturing facility with invest up to $500M and creating up to 2,000 jobs . A 140-acre (56 ha) site at Dayton International Airport has potential capable of 500 electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft per year #Ohio
Safran and Cuberg to Develop Batteries for Hybrid Aircraft

Safran and Cuberg to Develop Batteries for Hybrid Aircraft

15-Sep-23 - Safran and Cuberg in new partnership to develop jointly battery systems for future full electric and hybrid aircraft #electricAviation
Wisk Air Taxi in Washington DC

Wisk Air Taxi in Washington DC

07-Sep-23 - Wisk Aero, part of Boeing, will have its autonomous, electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) air taxi mockup on display in Washington D.C. for the 2023 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Aerospace Summit, on September 12 and 13 #Wisk
Bristow Orders VoloCity for UAM Services in USA and UK

Bristow Orders VoloCity for UAM Services in USA and UK

07-Sep-23 - Bristow and Volocopter have entered into a new partnership to introduce Urban Air Mobility (UAM) services in the U.S. and U.K. Bristow has placed an order for two VoloCity aircraft out of a total of 80, which will be delivered after certification is completed #VoloCity
EASA Proposes Rules for VTOL Air Taxis Operations

EASA Proposes Rules for VTOL Air Taxis Operations

02-Sep-23 - The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has proposed rules for safe operations of Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft, including air taxis, paving the way for operations in Europe’s cities #AirTaxi
EHang Completes Tests for EH216-S type Certification

EHang Completes Tests for EH216-S type Certification

30-Aug-23 - Chinese EHang successfully completed all planned tests of the last phase verification of compliance of the EH216-S autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in order to get type certificate by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). #urbanairmobility
USAF AFWERX $142M Contract for Archer eVTOL

USAF AFWERX $142M Contract for Archer eVTOL

01-Aug-23 - The US Air Force and Archer Aviation enter into contracts worth up to $142 million for further studies of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft integration for military use #AFWERX
Three Full-Scale eVTOL Aircraft Flight Formation

Three Full-Scale eVTOL Aircraft Flight Formation

27-Jul-23 - Autoflight makes history with world’s first formation flight of three full-scale eVTOL aircraft #formation
Wisk Aero eVTOL at EAA AirVenture 2023

Wisk Aero eVTOL at EAA AirVenture 2023

26-Jul-23 - California-based Wisk Aero completes first-ever public demonstration flight of its 5th Generation autonomous, eVTOL technology demonstrator (Cora) during EAA AirVenture 2023 in Oshkosh #EAA2023
22-Jul-23 Taubaté Selected for Eve eVTOL Production Factory #SaoPaulo
15-Jul-23 Aerolite Will Build Dufour Aero2 Assemblies #parts
13-Jul-23 Doroni eVTOL First Manned Flight #UrbanAirMobility
05-Jul-23 Connova Will Build Dufour Aero2 Assemblies #composites
25-Jun-23 Dufour Retires X2.1 prototype #UrbanAirMobility
24-Jun-23 Volocopter and Safran to Collaborate in NextGen Powertrain #UrbanAirMobility
24-Jun-23 Jaunt Air Mobility Canada Partners with Global Partner Solutions #UrbanAirMobility
22-Jun-23 Successful First Run of RTX STEP-Tech Hybrid Engine #HybridElectic
22-Jun-23 Safran Avionics for Archer Midnight eVTOL #UrbanAirMobility
21-Jun-23 Eve Signs Multiple Partnerships at Paris Air Show #PAS2023
20-Jun-23 GKN to Build Supernal eVTOL Aerostructures #Supernal
18-Jun-23 Nidec, BAe and DUC Named Eve eVTOL Suppliers #UrbanAirMobility
17-Jun-23 United and Eve Air Mobility in San Francisco #SanFrancisco
13-Jun-23 AutoFlight Unveils Prosperity Interior Design #InteriorDesign
31-May-23 Volocopter Integrates Swiss-AS AMOS Software #UrbanAirMobility
29-May-23 Eve Air Mobility Urban Air Traffic Management Prototype #trafficManagement
11-May-23 Roll-Out of First Archer Midnight eVTOL #UrbanAirMobility
09-May-23 Honeywell Reference Guide for AAM Certification #UrbanAirMobility
29-Apr-23 Toyota to Supply Components for Joby eVTOL #UrbanAirMobility
28-Apr-23 Mexican Redwings Sign LoI for Jaunt Journey eVTOL #UrbanAirMobility
06-Apr-23 Volocopter Completes Production Setup #manufacturing
28-Mar-23 BLADE India and Jaunt Urban Mobility Partnership #India
24-Mar-23 Swiss Helicopter Orders Dufour Aero eVTOLs #eVTOL
23-Mar-23 Archer/United Electric Air Taxi in Chicago #Chicago
09-Mar-23 First Midnight Nears Completion #Midnight
01-Mar-23 Doroni H1 Prototype Completes Untethered Flight Test #UrbanAirMobility
19-Feb-23 Ehang EH216 Demo Flight in Japan #UrbanAirMobility
17-Feb-23 BLADE in Historic Flight of eVTOL BETA in New York #UrbanAirMobility
13-Feb-23 FAA Second Stage of Certification Process for Joby #certification
05-Jan-23 Stellantis will Build Archer Midnight eVTOL #Stellantis
20-Dec-22 Archer Midnight eVTOL Airworthiness Criteria #urbanairmobility
16-Dec-22 Joby Passed Second of Four FAA Reviews #urbanairmobility
03-Dec-22 Archer Maker First Full Transition Flight #urbanairmobility
20-Nov-22 Archer Unveils Its Production Aircraft Midnight #Midnight
14-Nov-22 First eVTOL Air Taxi Route in USA #NewYork
01-Nov-22 Mecaer Landing Gear for Archer Midnight #Archer
21-Oct-22 Joby eVTOL Applies for Japanese Certification #Japan
10-Oct-22 First Crewed eVTOL Flight in Italy #UrbanAirMobility
05-Oct-22 Chinese eVTOL EH216-S in Certification Process #drones
29-Sep-22 BLADE India Orders 200 Eve eVTOLs #UrbanAirMobility
27-Sep-22 Vertiport FAA Design Standards #vertiport
26-Sep-22 Vertical Aerospace VX4 First Airborne Test #VX4
23-Sep-22 Airbus with Ecocopter for UAM Services #urbanairmobility
19-Sep-22 EVfly Orders First “Axe by Skyfly” eVTOLs #urbanairmobility
07-Sep-22 Airbus partners with Hiratagakuen for eVTOL in Japan #evtol
02-Sep-22 Doroni Aerospace Launches eVTOL H1 #FlyingCar
31-Aug-22 MintAir and Jaunt eVTOL in South Korea #urbanairmobility
01-Aug-22 New Test Centre for CityAirbus NextGen in Germany #CityAirbus
02-Jul-22 Jetson ONE Personal eVTOL #Jetson
30-Jun-22 Rolls-Royce Advances Hybrid-Electric Flight #HybridElectric
30-Jun-22 EASA Publishes First Rules for Air Taxis Operations #AirTaxi
24-Jun-22 New British 2-Seat eVTOL Axe by Skyfly #urbanairmobility
15-Jun-22 US Congress Passed Advanced Air Mobility Acts #AirMobility
08-Jun-22 First Flight of 4-Seat eVTOL VoloConnect #voloconnect
01-Jun-22 The Future Personal Mobility in Quebec #evtol
18-May-22 Volocopter Partners Microsoft for VoloIQ Cloud #VoloIQ
14-May-22 Low Noise Footprint for Joby eVTOL #noise
05-May-22 Airbus Air Mobility Initiative (AMI) for Germany #AMI
03-May-22 TAMP and Joby to Offer Air Taxi Service in South Korea #UrbanAirMobility
29-Apr-22 ITA Airways to Launch CityAirbus NextGen in Italy #Italy
27-Apr-22 Future of Urban Air Mobility in Los Angeles #LosAngeles
21-Apr-22 Embraer Eve and Thales to Develop eVTOL #urbanairmobility
23-Mar-22 Eve Urban Air Mobility in Miami-Dade County #MiamiDade
22-Mar-22 Air Greenland Leasing VX4 eVTOL Fleet #eVTOL
16-Mar-22 GlobalX Signed LoI for up to 200 eVTOL Eve #GlobalX
09-Mar-22 eVTOL CityAirbus’ Wings will come from Northern Ireland #UrbanAirMobility
07-Mar-22 Ascent Urban Air Mobility Available in Chile #AirMobility
15-Feb-22 Eve UAM eVTOL Begins ANAC Certification #ANAC
09-Feb-22 Leonardo Fuselage for Vertical VX4 #VX4
13-Jan-22 Savback to distribute Dufour Aero3 in Scandinavia #UrbanAirMobility
01-Jan-22 AutoFlight’ Design & Certification Center In Germany #Germany
17-Dec-21 Bristow and Overair MoU for Butterfly eVTOL #Butterfly
06-Dec-21 Eve Urban Air Mobility in Australia #Australia
03-Dec-21 Helijet and Blade Expands Urban Air Mobility in BC #UrbanAirMobility
20-Nov-21 Thales/Diehl Flight Control for CityAirbus NextGen #FlightControl
17-Nov-21 EmbraerX Eve-Senna eVTOL #urbanairmobilty
13-Nov-21 Volocopter in South Korea #SouthKorea
24-Sep-21 Bristow Orders 100 EmbraerX eVTOL #evtol
22-Sep-21 Airbus Reveals NextGen CityAirbus #CityAirbus
22-Sep-21 Bell Nexus Air Taxi at Smithsonian #Smithsonian
21-Sep-21 Bristow Partner in Vertical VA-X4 eVTOL #evtol
11-Sep-21 Dufour Aerospace / REGA Aero3 eVTOL #Aero3
08-Sep-21 Archer Maker eVTOL #eVTOL
29-Aug-21 Hydrogen Fuel Cell for Piasecki PA-890 #hydrogen
15-Aug-21 Transcend Air / Kaman Vy 400 HSVTOL #Vy400
11-Aug-21 AT/RX HSVTOL Barracuda #Barracuda
19-Jul-21 Air Taxi Pilot Training Program #UrbanAirMobility
10-Jun-21 Eve Prepares Urban Air Mobility in Brazil #UrbanAirMobility
01-Jun-21 Halo is Eve Urban Air Mobility Launch Partner #UrbanAirMobility
26-May-21 DENSO and Honeywell Partners for Urban Air Mobility #UrbanAirMobility
14-May-21 CAE Joins Jaunt Air Mobility for eVTOL #eVTOL
12-Jan-21 New Urban Air Mobility Strategic Alliance #urbanairmobility
08-Jan-21 First Pre-Orders for CityHawk Ambulance #urbanairmobility
18-Dec-20 Urban Air Mobility Goes to NASDAQ #NASDAQ
03-Oct-20 Volocopter Urban Air Mobility in Japan #Japan
15-Sep-20 Ultra Small Embedded Computer for eVTOL Taxi #SmallComputer
08-Sep-20 Honeywell NextGen Urban Air Mobility Lab #UrbanAirMobility
31-Aug-20 CityAirbus Moved to Manching #drones
01-Aug-20 City Airbus First Autonomous Flight #drones
30-Jun-20 Autonomous Landing Capabilities by Honeywell #UrbanAirMobility
28-Jun-20 On-Demand Helicopter Launching in Thailand
23-Jun-20 MicroVCS Cooling for Electric Aircraft #MicroVCS
16-Jun-20 Honeywell Forms Urban Air Mobility Business Unit #UrbanAirMobility
11-Jun-20 HyPoint Hydrogen Power for CityHawk #urbanairmobility
28-Apr-20 Bell’s Journey to Pioneer an Eco-Friendly World #EcoFriendly
20-Mar-20 Urban Aeronautics Partners with Ascent #urbanairmobility
14-Mar-20 High Voltage at 270 VDC in Fast Helicopters #270VDC
21-Jan-20 Mobility Trends at CES 2020 #CES2020
06-Jan-20 Bell Nexus 4EX at CES 2020 #CES2020
04-Dec-19 CityAirbus eVTOL Moving to Manching Soon #CityAirbus
19-Nov-19 Leonardo and Falcon Partners in Urban Mobility #UrbanMobility
24-Oct-19 Volocopter Air Taxi Testing in Singapore #UrbanAirMobility
12-Oct-19 Porsche and Boeing Partners on Urban Air Mobility #UrbanAirMobility
02-Oct-19 Airbus and EASA Partners for NextGen VTOL #NextGeneration
26-Sep-19 Vision Systems’ Composite Unit for Airbus Racer #CleanSky2
14-Sep-19 EHang Chinese Drone Carrying Passenger #drones
03-Sep-19 Volocopter Demonstration at Helsinki Airport #UrbanMobility
11-Jul-19 Rolls-Royce’ Hybrid Electric Research in Germany #HybridElectric
10-Jul-19 Skyworks and Scaled in Partnership for Vertijet #Vertijet
21-Jun-19 Airbus and Safran Team Up For Greener Vertical Flight #Horizon2020
18-Jun-19 Rolls-Royce Acquires Siemens’ Hybrid-Electric Business #HybridElectric
13-Jun-19 Honeywell and DENSO Partnership #hybrids
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
13-Feb-19 Developing Future Airport Infrastructure #FutureMobility
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
29-Oct-18 Volocopter eVTOL Taxis in Singapore #Volocopter
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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