Safran and Uber exhibit a full-scale eVTOL mockup at NBAA
Las Vegas, October, 21st 2019
At NBAA in Las Vegas, Uber and Safran Cabin will exhibit a eVTOL mock-up based on a future vision for on-demand urban air mobility vehicles.
Designed around the mission of turning a typical 90-minute car ride into a 8-15-minute flight, future eVTOL vehicles will allow passengers to quickly travel point-to-point in crowded urban environments by going vertical.
In a co-creation project with Uber Air, Safran Cabin designed a fully integrated air taxi vehicle mock-up. The interior will feel familiar to passengers, as Uber seeks to make urban air travel simple, safe, and accessible to all. The designers of Safran Cabin focused on providing four passengers a safe and comfortable experience along their very short flight. Passengers shall have a common experience in an Uber branded cabin interior, regardless of which OEM built the aircraft.
Norman Jordan, CEO of Safran Cabin said: “After the overwhelmingly positive feedback at the Uber Elevate Summit in June 2019, we are delighted with the opportunity to present the eVTOL cabin together with Uber to the business aviation community at NBAA”.
The Uber vehicle mockup, by Uber and Safran, will be on display at the Urban Mobility section of NBAA in Las Vegas, from 22 to 24 October, in the North Hall, stand N1816J .
Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.
Safran Cabin provides all elements of a seamlessly integrated Cabin Interior. From the overhead bins, lavatories and galleys to crew rests and cargo containers, either as independent world class products or as a fully integrated cabin.
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