Hello, fellow aviation enthusiasts! It’s Dave Rohee here, and I’m thrilled to dive into the latest innovation shaping the future of urban air mobility. With over four decades of experience in aviation, including as a pilot, mechanic, and entrepreneur, I’ve seen firsthand how technology continues to revolutionize the way we move through the skies.


A Lifelong Passion for Aviation

My journey began in British Guiana, where I started as an aircraft mechanic in the early ’60s. From there, I transitioned to bush piloting over the dense forests of South America, navigating the challenges of single-engine operations with resilience and determination. Eventually, I rose to the rank of Captain in the national airline, honing my skills and embracing the ever-changing landscape of air transportation.


Embracing Innovation in Urban Air Mobility

Fast forward to today, and we find ourselves on the brink of a new era in urban mobility with the introduction of CityAirbus NextGen. This all-electric, four-seat vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) prototype represents a significant leap forward in accessibility, efficiency, and sustainability.


Designing for Efficiency

One of the most exciting aspects of CityAirbus NextGen is its innovative lift and cruise concept. By combining fixed wings, a V-shaped tail, and a distributed propulsion system with eight electric-powered propellers, this aircraft achieves a perfect balance of agility and stability. Plus, its quiet flight capabilities make it ideal for seamless integration into urban environments.


Safety and Reliability

As a seasoned aviator, safety has always been my top priority. I’m pleased to report that CityAirbus NextGen meets the most stringent certification requirements, ensuring the highest levels of safety for passengers and crew alike. With an operational automated flight mode, piloted by experienced professionals, this eVTOL vehicle is set to usher in a new era of reliable and efficient air mobility.


Building Tomorrow’s Mobility Network

But CityAirbus NextGen is more than just a technological marvel—it’s a catalyst for change in our cities and communities. With a focus on decarbonization and sustainability, Airbus is leading the charge towards a more integrated and innovative mobility ecosystem. Through strategic partnerships and collaborations, we’re laying the groundwork for a future where urban air mobility is accessible to all.


Exploring the Future

As we embark on this journey into the future of urban air mobility, I invite you to join me in exploring the possibilities of CityAirbus NextGen and beyond. Stay tuned to Aviation Hotshot for the latest updates, insights, and stories from the world of aviation.


Get in Touch

Got a question or a story to share? I’d love to hear from you! Feel free to reach out to me at info@aviationhotshot.com. Let’s continue to soar to new heights together!

Fly safe,

Dave Rohee
Freelance Journalist and Aviation Enthusiast