The aviation industry is in flux right now, so plane manufacturers are getting creative with ideas for keeping air travel alive. Airbus is known for its commercial jetliners, but the company just revealed a new flying taxi called CityAirbus, which aims to revolutionize transportation.
The CityAirbus is being developed by Airbus’ helicopter division as a way to advance urban air mobility. It took its first independent flight in December, but last week the flying taxi carried its first prestigious passenger — Bavarian Premier Markus Söder. The July 20 flight was the first time the helicopter had taken to the skies in front of public officials and the media.