Vahana

  • Airbus Completes Vahana Testing November 2019 USA

    Airbus Completes Vahana Testing

    The Vahana unmanned eVTOL demonstrator made its last flight on Nov. 14. The aircraft completed 138 flights totaling almost 500 nm (925 km) and over 13 hours of flight time at the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport in Pendleton, Oregon. Airbus’s Silicon Valley business unit A3 made the first test flight on Jan. 31, 2018. The Vahana is a full-scale prototype, self-piloting, eight-prop tilt wing, all-electric VTOL vehicle. In its...

  • The eVTOL View from Europe

    The eVTOL View from Europe

    Some European eVTOL developers are focused on longer-range regional air mobility rather than intra-city UAM.

    By Richard Whittle

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  • Vahana Alpha Two flight deck, May 2019.

    Vahana Cockpit and Systems Unveiled

    On May 20, A³ by Airbus released new photos of its second Vahana demonstrator, “Alpha Two.” The first aircraft, Alpha One, is currently advancing through test flights; Alpha Two is the first Vahana demonstrator with a finished interior. Airbus Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Systems VP Zach Lovering also highlighted the sensor system that Vahana uses to sense and avoid obstacles in the air. This technology is powered by...