Airbus’ Silicon Valley outpost, A3, has wrapped up testing on the Vahana autonomous electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) demonstrator, completing 138 flights totaling 13.4 hr. Flight testing at Pendleton, Oregon, ended on Nov. 14, the tilt-wing eVTOL having flown at speeds up to 100 kt. One of two demonstrators built, Alpha One made its first brief hover flight on Jan. 31, 2018. Alpha Two was completed but not flown. The battery-powered aircraft’s longest flight lasted ...


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