Archive 2020-11-30

Airbus’ head of urban air mobility talks CityAirbus, Vahana and the timeline to air taxi operations

By Gerrard Cowan

Airbus is taking a growing interest in the eVTOL and wider urban air mobility (UAM) market. Its direct work in the area includes the development of the Vahana single-seat demonstrator, which took its final test flight at the Pendleton unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) range in Oregon in the U.S. in November 2019. The OEM’s major focus is now the CityAirbus, a four-seat demonstrator that performed its first take-off in May 2019.

Joerg Mueller, head of UAM at Airbus, spoke to about the company’s recent work in the domain and his thoughts on the broader potential of the market.

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Industry Night

We are happy to announce that CMAS’s 28th annual Industry Night will be taking place virtually on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021. Industry night is a chance to speak with potential employers and widen your network of professional contacts for the future. Industry night tickets will be going on sale to 3rd years and up on Sunday, December 6th. Tickets will open up to first and second years on Sunday, December 13th. There is a limited number of spots, so be sure to purchase your tickets quickly! Buy your tickets here:

-Ticket prices:

-Regular Admissions: $5

-Regular Admission + Resume Package: $10

If you purchase the resume package then your resume will be included in a folder with all the other resumes that will be sent to each of the industry night representatives.

If you have any questions concerning Industry Night feel free to stop by any of the CMAS Executive’s office hours on the 3300 Block Discord to ask. You can also email

Rolls-Royce Will Power the World’s Fastest Passenger Plane


Boom Supersonic will pair with Rolls-Royce’s powerful aeronautics group to build the world’s fastest supersonic passenger jet

Now that Boom has designed the airframe for its flagship Overture aircraft—the Denver-based startup will unveil XB-1, a 1:3 scale model of Overture, in October, with test flights to follow next year—it’s seeking a partner to help make the propulsion system. With a portfolio of existing and developing carbon-neutral technologies, Rolls-Royce is uniquely positioned to step into the spotlight. 

Could it adapt the “densest airplane battery ever” and an all-electric propulsion system for a supersonic jet?

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MAE CAD Competition

Do you want to show off your amazing CAD skills? Come and participate in the MAE CAD competition for a chance to win cool prizes! You will have one week to submit your design of a prompt that we will release at the beginning of the submission period. You may use the CAD software of your choice! Submissions will be from November 22nd to 29th! Winners will be decided on our social media and the top 3 designs will receive awesome prizes!

Let the CAD competition begin! You will have until November 29th at 11:59 PM to redesign “the Thing”! What is the thing you ask? The thing is a yellow beam structure at Carleton! You can use the CAD software of your choice! You will submit a video demonstrating your design to this link: . Designs will then be posted on our social media and voted upon based on creativity, complexity and effort! Don’t forget that the top three designs will win awesome prizes!!

CMAS Constitution Review

CMAS is looking to review and edit our Constitution! If you are interested in assisting with this, please contact Bea Levin at by November 25th for more information on how to join.