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Selected company for motors on the eVTOL aircraft CityAirbus NG

The prototype will be equipped with a tailored version of engine

Airbus has selected MAGicALL to supply the motors of the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft CityAirbus NextGen. Its prototype will be equipped with a tailored version of the MAGiDRIVE, the newest generation of electric motors manufactured by the company.

The detailed customisation of its electric propulsion system will enable the prototype to benefit from features that will match its design, making for increased performance and reliability. The lightweight brushless motors that will be integrated into it are a product of innovative design and manufacturing: they incorporate the latest generation of MAGicALL’s magnetics and power electronics technology.

The electric motors will also contribute to the seamless architecture of Airbus’ eVTOL prototype, thanks to a fully integrated solution comprising both the motor itself and its control system, as part of a fully enclosed, air-cooled propulsion unit.

The company is a supplier of electric motors based in California, founded in 2004. It also contributed to the development of the motors that powered Airbus’ tilt-wing UAM technological demonstrator, Vahana.

Since 2014, the European industry has been exploring how electric propulsion can help drive the development of new kinds of aerial vehicles. In September 2021, the Company unveiled its fully electric eVTOL prototype, CityAirbus NextGen. The firm is developing a UAM solution with eVTOLs not only to offer a new mobility service but also as an important step in its quest to reduce emissions in aviation across its product range.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency