Airbus and Audi reveal electric air taxi City Airbus

Airbus and Audi reveal electric air taxi City Airbus
As part of the Urban Air Mobility project, Airbus has now presented the air taxi CityAirbus in the Audi town of Ingolstadt. The electric aircraft with eight rotors takes off and lands vertically and will be able to transport up to four passengers. The model still has its maiden flight ahead of it.
 With the words “maiden flight soon” Airbus announced via Twitter that this is only a matter of time. The maiden flight is planned at the airport in the German city of Manching near Ingolstadt – about 60 km away from the development site at Airbus Helicopters in Donauwörth. The development of the CityAirbus is embedded in the EU initiative Urban Air Mobility, which is to conduct practical studies on the use of aircraft for urban mobility. Total of 14 continental European cities are participating – including Ingolstadt, Hamburg, Toulouse, Antwerp, Brussels, and Geneva. This also explains why Airbus has now presented its air taxi in Ingolstadt. In the not too distant future, electric air taxis will be operated manually or autonomously in the city. The pilot project in the Bavarian city is supported by the Ingolstadt Technical University, the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and various companies, including Audi.

 

Back in 2018, Airbus and Audi already presented an autonomous concept for horizontal and vertical e-mobility at the Geneva Motor Show under the name Pop.Up Next. It consists of a two-seater passenger cabin that can be coupled with either a car module or a flight module. Until we start using these taxis, take a look at the inside of Airbus A380, the biggest passenger plane on the world.
Emirates operates more Airbus A380 aircraft, the world's largest passenger plane, than any other airline. The A380 can carry up to 853 passengers (depending on the seat configuration), with its massive double-deck layout providing Emirates with ample space for not only seats but also onboard amenities like showers and a lounge. Here’s what it’s like to take a flight aboard the world’s largest passenger plane.

 

Two Decks

The A380 includes two full-length decks, allowing airlines to include features like bar and lounge areas, lie-flat seats in business class, and private suites. The aircraft’s cabin air gets recycled every two minutes, while advanced lighting systems provide mood and ambient features.


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Seat Pitch

Emirates economy seats are 45 centimetres wide, and have a seat pitch up to 87 centimetres. That's roomy for economy.


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Amenity Kits

Emirates recently introduced blankets for economy passengers aboard the A380 that are made entirely from recycled plastic bottles, in addition to economy amenity kits with eye masks, earplugs, a toothbrush, toothpaste, and socks.


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Onboard Lounge

The aircraft's double-decker layout allows for airlines like Emirates, Etihad, and Korean Air to install onboard lounges. Emirates' onboard lounge, which is reserved for first and business class passengers, even has a bartender.


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 Business Class

Emirates' business class on the A380 has staggered seats that can be laid flat. Seat pitch in business class is 111 centimeters, while the seat width ranges from 47 to 53 centimeters.


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First Class

First class includes 14 private suites, all on the upper deck on the A380. Seats recline to full-flat beds and include electronically operated sliding screen doors for privacy.

 The Suite Life

First class passengers will also find a vanity table with drawers, an illuminated mirror, a personal wardrobe, a personal mini-bar, and a dining table for in-flight meals.


 

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Showers

There are two shower spas in the first class cabin with walnut and marble interiors. Outside, customers will find a waterfall.


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Quiet

The A380 is the quietest widebody jetliner flying today. Emirates was the first airline to buy an A380, which is also operated by Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Air France, Lufthansa, Korean Air, China Southern Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways International, British Airways, Asiana Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Etihad Airways.