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Airbus improves efficiency of electric plane



Airbus announced its partnership with KLK Motorsport and Modell-und Formenbau Blasius Gerg GmbH to design, develop and manufacture the rear fuselage structure of the CityAirbus NextGen.


The companies will work to develop an ultralight rear fuselage, which plays a key role in the airframe's flight efficiency and meets the high reliability and performance standards of Airbus' electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) prototype.


The two partners will design high-end composite solutions and components that match the rear structure of CityAirbus NextGen, through a collaborative framework that allows them to mutually benefit from each company's competencies in design engineering and manufacturing processes.


KLK Motorsport and Gerg GmbH have been working on comprehensive composite design and manufacturing solutions for several years. This partnership to develop the CityAirbus NextGen rear structure is a continuation of the work carried out by both suppliers on the Airbus Racer high-speed demonstrator, for which both organizations provided an innovative carbon fiber canopy, optimized for low aerodynamic draft and high visibility.


In recent months, the Company has selected partners for the structural components of its prototype, such as Thales and Diehl, which will develop the aircraft's flight control computers, or Spirit.


Airbus is also working closely with industrial and institutional partners to lead the development of urban air mobility ecosystems, as recently announced with ITA Airways in Italy, or by launching the Air Mobility Initiative in Germany.


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