The CentAirStation concept by Bauhaus Aviation
New, smaller airports directly in inner cities, which offer direct connections to each other and to existing airports, are set to help solve air traffic challenges in the year 2040 and beyond.
In collaboration with 12 students from Glasgow School of Art, 25 scientists from Bauhaus Luftfahrt have developed a dovetailing airport and aircraft concept: “CentAirStation” and “CityBird.” Their mission: new, inner-city airports and new aircraft, which will operate between these inner-city airports and conventional ones, will help meet the requirements of air travel in 2040 and beyond.
Source: Bauhaus Luftfahrt e. V., June 2016
- Urbanization will continue to 2040 and beyond, also leading to marked growth in megacities.
- These megacities must have efficient connections to air transport.
- Global air travel is set to grow at around 4.7 percent per year, tripling the amount of flights by 2040.
- One aim of the Europeam Commission’s “Flightphath 2050” is for 90 percent of all travelers to be able to reach their destination within four hours, door to door.