City Airbus CIA
CityAirbus is an all-electric, four-seat, multicopter vehicle demonstrator that focuses on advancing remotely piloted electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) flight. In March 2019 Airbus presented the model of the CityAirbus to the public on the town hall square in Ingolstadt. The unmanned maiden flight took place on 3 May 2019 in Donauwörth. Manned flights are planned from 2025.

City Airbus

The propulsion of the eight-rotor helicopter (multicopter) is housed in four fixed drive nacelles, each containing two counter-rotating coaxial propellers with a diameter of 2.80 m. The lower propeller of each nacelle has a shroud, while the upper one rotates freely in the airflow. This design was chosen with a view to low air resistance, which would be much higher if the nacelle were completely encased [8]
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Creating a Gamechanger

When AIRBUS intented to build up a flying drone, Genesis Design was asked for overtaking the designdevelopment of this visionary idea. In a new and competetive market, it is important to create an innovative, serious and futurable icon. Even more so when it concerns a global player brand like AIRBUS. Together we started a task force unit with one aim: to let the drone fly in the air in 2020. DONE!

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Design Implementation

Genesis Design was even asked for advice of the integration of the previous developed design into all technical demands. So what is more difficult than preserving the iconic design while having a totaly functional product like an helicopter? It needs to have the special Genesis Design skills to implement the initial designintention into a flying series product.

Creating more Attention

Public Relations

Ideation & Design

"Looks pretty cool, now he just has to fly", said Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer (CSU) at the presentation of the Cityairbus.


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