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  • Airbus Blueprint Vahana

    Airbus Reveals UTM Blueprint and UAM Perceptions

    Airbus Reveals UTM Blueprint and UAM Perceptions
    How the Airbus UTM plans to integrate the future of our aerial mobility safely
    and how perceptions are shaping up for acceptance.

    By Nicolas Zart
    Vertiflite Mar/Apr 2019

    What will urban air mobility (UAM) look like in the near future? How will...

  • Airbus Vahana

    Airbus Vahana Picks Up Speed

    A³ by Airbus has continued development of its single-seat Vahana eVTOL demonstrator since its first flight on Jan. 31, 2018. In December, Airbus released new images of the Vahana demonstrator in flight at the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport in Pendleton, Oregon. Notably, Airbus has replaced the electric motors with more powerful ones, as well as added propeller spinners, additional nose sensors and landing skid fairings. The second Vahana test...

  • Vahana Comes Together

    Vahana Comes Together

    A3 by Airbus Group, the company’s Silicon Valley outpost, is independently developing another eVTOL concept. The single-seat, self-piloted Vahana eVTOL uses four electric propellers each on its canard and aft wing. The full-scale demonstrator is undergoing final assembly and is expected to fly later this year. The company released a photo of the aircraft’s...

  • Lilium Jet Hover (close up)

    Charging Forward: New eVTOL Concepts Advance

    Charging Forward: New eVTOL Concepts Advance

    By Kenneth I. Swartz

    Look! Up in the sky! It’s a car — It’s a plane — No, it’s my UberAir!

    Vertiflite, Jul-Aug 2017

    To those immersed in the world of traditional...

  • A³ Vahana

    Vahana
    A³ by Airbus
    San Jose, California, USA
    www.vahana.aero

    The Airbus A³ Vahana (pronounced “A-cubed”) is a full-scale prototype self-piloting electric 8-prop tilt wing vehicle. It is intended to fly a single passenger or cargo along a predetermined flight path. As of Feb. 2019, the program had flown more than 50 hours with the first unmanned demonstrator, Alpha One, and rolled out the second, dubbed Alpha Two.

    The...

  • Airbus Pop.Up multi-modal vehicle

    Airbus Decides to Pop Up

    Airbus XO, the company’s innovation group, revealed a concept for “seamless, multi-modal, fully electric urban mobility.” The modular Pop.Up concept features a capsule that connects to either a ground or air module. Airbus envisions the system relying on an artificial intelligence system where the “passengers plan their journey and book their trip via an easy-to-use app. The system automatically suggests the best transport solution … joining...

  • Air Mobility Bonanza Beckons Electric VTOL Developers

    Air Mobility Bonanza Beckons Electric VTOL Developers

    By Richard Whittle

    Vertiflite, Mar-Apr 2017

    In this continuation from last issue’s article, “The Demand for On-Demand Mobility,” Vertiflite reports on companies pursuing visions aligned with Uber’s Elevate White...

  • Italdesign - Airbus Pop Up

    Electric VTOL News

    Electric VTOL News
    The Latest in eVTOL Developments

    By AHS Staff

    Vertiflite, May-June 2017

    Serious progress is being made around the world in eVTOL development. Here is a roundup of recent news that has come out since the detailed article in the last issue of...