Airbus A³ Unveils Air-Taxi Concept Airbus Group’s Silicon Valley outpost A³ has revealed more details of the self-flying air taxi it is developing under Project Vahana. A full-size prototype is planned to fly at the end of 2017, followed by a production-representative demonstrator by 2020. Vahana is clearly based on NASA Langley’s HyperCommuter concept for a runway-independent air taxi with distributed electric propulsion. The vehicle has tilting wings forward and ...

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