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Vahana

Vahana

Vahana is an all-electric, single-seat, tilt-wing vehicle demonstrator that focuses on advancing self-piloted, electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) flight. To date, Vahana has flown over 80 full-scale test flights.

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Urban Air Mobility 11 June 2019

Project Vahana By Airbus

Airbus’ innovative project Vahana is developing a certified electric, self-piloted vertical-take-off-and-landing passenger aircraft

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Urban Air Mobility 11 June 2019

Vahana, Airbus' all-electric vehicle demonstrator

Vahana is an all-electric vehicle demonstrator from A³ by Airbus – the Silicon Valley innovation center of Airbus

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Urban Air Mobility 11 June 2019

Airbus Vahana Demonstrator

Vahana – an innovative all-electric, single-seat, tilt-wing vehicle demonstrator from Airbus’ Silicon Valley outpost, A3 – is advancing the concept of self-piloted vertical-take-off-and-landing flight

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PAS2019 16 June 2019

Vahanna – Paris Air Show 2019

Airbus’ innovative project Vahana is developing a certified electric, self-piloted vertical-take-off-and-landing passenger aircraft

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From sketch to reality

In less than two years, Vahana went from a sketch on a napkin to a full-scale flying aircraft. Today, the demonstrator is currently undergoing extensive flight testing to check flight controls, navigation, failure detection and mitigation, as well as noise. In 2018, Vahana successfully completed its first full-scale flight test.

Up to four times faster than cars

Vahana uses eight electric motors and a tandem tilt-wing configuration that converts between rotor-borne vertical and wing-borne forward flight. This configuration enables Vahana to achieve both vertical take-off and landing as well as cross-city flight range on battery power alone. Its cruise speed is 100 knots (190 Km/h), enabling trip times that are two to four times faster than cars. The vehicle is self-piloted, which is enabled by its onboard detect-and-avoid systems that can identify both air and ground hazards.

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