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Airbus’ head of urban air mobility talks CityAirbus, Vahana and the timeline to air taxi operations

By Gerrard Cowan

Airbus is taking a growing interest in the eVTOL and wider urban air mobility (UAM) market. Its direct work in the area includes the development of the Vahana single-seat demonstrator, which took its final test flight at the Pendleton unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) range in Oregon in the U.S. in November 2019. The OEM’s major focus is now the CityAirbus, a four-seat demonstrator that performed its first take-off in May 2019.

Joerg Mueller, head of UAM at Airbus, spoke to about the company’s recent work in the domain and his thoughts on the broader potential of the market.

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Industry Night

We are happy to announce that CMAS’s 28th annual Industry Night will be taking place virtually on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021. Industry night is a chance to speak with potential employers and widen your network of professional contacts for the future. Industry night tickets will be going on sale to 3rd years and up on Sunday, December 6th. Tickets will open up to first and second years on Sunday, December 13th. There is a limited number of spots, so be sure to purchase your tickets quickly! We will be selling tickets on EventBrite, the link will be posted when sales begin.

-Ticket prices:

-Regular Admissions: $5

-Regular Admission + Resume Package: $10

If you purchase the resume package then your resume will be included in a folder with all the other resumes that will be sent to each of the industry night representatives.

If you have any questions concerning Industry Night feel free to stop by any of the CMAS Executive’s office hours on the 3300 Block Discord to ask. You can also email

Rolls-Royce Will Power the World’s Fastest Passenger Plane


Boom Supersonic will pair with Rolls-Royce’s powerful aeronautics group to build the world’s fastest supersonic passenger jet

Now that Boom has designed the airframe for its flagship Overture aircraft—the Denver-based startup will unveil XB-1, a 1:3 scale model of Overture, in October, with test flights to follow next year—it’s seeking a partner to help make the propulsion system. With a portfolio of existing and developing carbon-neutral technologies, Rolls-Royce is uniquely positioned to step into the spotlight. 

Could it adapt the “densest airplane battery ever” and an all-electric propulsion system for a supersonic jet?

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