European Rotors, the new rotorcraft exhibition in Cologne from 16-18 November, will enable Airbus Helicopters to reconnect with its customers, partners, suppliers, and other industry players in person.
Showgoers will have the opportunity to stop by and learn all about the different initiatives launched by the Company to pioneer sustainable aerospace from the use of sustainable aviation fuel, to hybridisation and Urban Air Mobility.
A scale model of the CityAirbus NextGen, recently revealed at the Airbus Summit in September, will be showcased for the very first time at a dedicated briefing.
Christoph Zammert, Executive Vice President of Customer Support & Services at Airbus Helicopters, says European Rotors is also an important opportunity to show customers the latest support & service enhancements, which play a key role in making customer missions possible: “The regular dialogue we have with our customers is at the heart of our business and informs the new offers we bring to market.
“On the HCare area of our stand this year we’ll be showcasing the entire HCare service offer, with special focus on new packages for legacy operators, who have specific needs and make up a large portion of our fleet, and operators of Helionix aircraft, for whom we believe the power of a continuous data chain can bring value to operations.”
The fully electric CityAirbus NextGen is equipped with fixed wings, a V-shaped tail, and eight electrically powered propellers as part of its distributed propulsion system.
It is designed to carry up to four passengers in a zero emissions flight in multiple applications. CityAirbus is being developed to fly with a 80 km range and to reach a cruise speed of 120 km/h, making it perfectly suited for operations in major cities for a variety of missions.
Urban Air Mobility (UAM) with electric vehicles is part of Airbus’s roadmap towards zero emission air travel.