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Airbus and Munich Airport expand partnership to develop AAM solutions

Munich International Airport and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enable a marketing turnkey solution to cities and regions invested in developing advanced air mobility ecosystems globally.

Airbus and Munich Airport expand partnership to develop AAM solutions

The signing of the MoU by Balkiz Sarihan, Head of UAM Partnerships and Strategy Execution at Airbus (left) and Ivonne Kuger, Executive Vice President Corporate Development (credit) Munich Airport (MUC)

Airbus and Munich International Airport (MUC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at ILA Berlin Air Show to start marketing turnkey solutions to cities and regions interested in developing advanced air mobility (AAM) ecosystems globally. Airbus is developing CityAirbus NextGen, its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, along with key support and services offerings around it, while Munich Airport is offering ground infrastructure services and solutions.

“Munich Airport International is already collaborating with Airbus on the Air Mobility Initiative recently launched in Munich, now we are expanding that partnership globally to support select cities and regions around the world,” commented Ivonne Kuger, Executive VP Corporate Development MAI.

“As Europe’s first five-star airport Munich Airport has always been at the forefront of innovation and it is crucial for airports to be actively involved in developing and paving the way for this new form of transport”, added Kuger.

“The development of the market, industry, and the ultimate service of AAM requires a holistic view and this has been our approach from the beginning. In addition to our decades of vehicle and technology development, certification, and support, we are actively building working ecosystems with our partners,” said Balkiz Sarihan, Head of UAM Partnerships and Strategy Execution at Airbus. “We are sure that our partnership with Munich Airport will be a key catalyst for accelerating the development of the AAM ecosystems worldwide.”

The successful integration of the different AAM elements requires a strong co-operation between global and local stakeholders combining key competencies. The objective is to create completely new ecosystems that ensure a safe and seamless integration of eVTOL solutions with other means of mobility bringing added value to cities and communities.

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