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Vahana

Vahana

Vahana is an all-electric, single-seat, tilt-wing vehicle demonstrator that focused on advancing self-piloted, electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) flight. In November 2019, Vahana took its final test flight at the Pendleton UAS Range in Oregon, USA, bringing the flagship programme to a close.

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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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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. To date, Vahana has flown over 80 full-scale test flights. In 2018, Vahana successfully completed its first full-scale flight test and completed its final test flight in 2019.

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.

Technical specifications

Vahana infographics

Advantages

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