Airbus A3 Flies Vahana eVTOL The Vahana single-seat electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) aircraft developed by A3, Airbus’ Silicon Valley venture, made its unmanned first flight at Pendleton, Oregon, on the morning of Jan. 31. The full-scale Vahana, which has eight propellers on its tandem tilting wings, made a 53-sec. hover flight, reaching an altitude of 16 ft. The aircraft flew again the following day, says project executive Zach Lovering in a blog post. The 20.3-ft.-span ...

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