This is what the Airbus Helicopters test center in Donauwörth should look like once construction is complete. Photo: Airbus helicopters
With Air Taxi in action: we are getting closer and closer to this fantasy with new technologies. Airbus Helicopters has now set up a test center in Donauwörth. Will we soon be flying instead of driving through cities?
Airbus Helicopters has begun construction of a test center for CityAirbus NextGen. On Wednesday, the company celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony for the project with many guests from politics and business. The building is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2023. The planned hall has an area of 1,000 square meters. The area will be used to test aircraft electrical systems. Anna Christman, the federal government’s aviation coordinator, attended the ceremony.
Air traffic will be revolutionized in Donauworth
“We are investing in the future of electric aviation because we see this technology as a critical contribution to zero-emissions aviation,” said Wolfgang Schuder, Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters in Germany. He then added: “Urban aviation will change the way we travel around cities and beyond, and it will be a new business area for Airbus. Donauwörth will continue to play an important role in the development and construction of electric aircraft of the future.”
approval from the federal government
“With the groundbreaking ceremony for the Urban Air Mobility Test Center at the Donauworth site, Airbus Helicopters lays an important foundation for the further development of electric-powered aircraft,” explained Anna Christman. According to her, the federal government welcomes “the efforts of the industry to develop new propulsion systems and aircraft that will enable climate-neutral aviation in the future.”