Airbus and Munich Airport International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to start marketing turnkey solutions to cities and regions interested in developing advanced air mobility (AAM) ecosystems.
The objective is to create completely new ecosystems that ensure a safe and seamless integration of eVTOL solutions with other means of mobility bringing added value to cities and communities.
While Airbus is developing CityAirbus NextGen, its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, along with key support and services offerings around it, the Munich Airport is offering ground infrastructure services and solutions.
“As Europe’s first 5-star airport Munich Airport has always been at the forefront of innovation and it is crucial for airports to be actively involved in developing and paving the way for this new form of transport.”Ivonne Kuger, Executive VP Corporate Development MAI.
“We are sure that our partnership with Munich Airport will be a key catalyst for accelerating the development of the AAM ecosystems worldwide.”Balkiz Sarihan, Head of UAM Partnerships and Strategy Execution at Airbus.
Airbus is partnering with KLK Motorsport and Modell- und Formenbau Blasius Gerg GmbH to design, develop and manufacture the rear structure of CityAirbus NextGen.
The companies will work together to develop an ultra-lightweight rear fuselage, which plays a key role in the airframe’s flight efficiency and which meets the high standards of reliability and performance for Airbus’ eVTOL prototype.