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July 12, 2024
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It seems all so quiet around the Airbus eVTOL program, CityAirbus NextGen. The latest iteration was announced during the first Airbus Summit in September 2021. Since then, Airbus has contracted Spirit AeroSystems to produce the wings, KLK Motorsport and Modell- and Formenbau Blasius Gerg for the rear structure, MAGicAll for the electric motors, and Thales and Diehl for the flight control computers.

We caught up with Balkiz Sarihan in Ottobrun during the second Airbus Summit today.
The CityAirbus NextGen prototype is scheduled to make its first test flight in late 


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Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.