Airbus’s Urban-VTOL Vahana Takes Shape Final assembly of the Vahana single-seat, electric, vertical-takeoff-and-landing demonstrator is underway at A3, Airbus’s Silicon Valley outpost. Composite fuselage and wings, avionics and actuators have been received and integration has begun. The self-piloted Vahana is scheduled to fly at the end of the year. The three-month test program is planned to culminate in a “capstone” flight in which the vehicle takes off vertically, ...


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