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Demonstrated the viability of a self-piloted, electric urban air mobility vehicle



Years Active

Vahana launched in 2015 with the mission to advance self-piloted, electric vertical takeoff and landing flight


Team Members

Over the years, the team included data scientists, engineers and flight operations professionals focused on designing, developing and testing safe, short-range, self-piloted transportation


Test Flights

We demonstrated fully self-piloted flight with electric propulsion and completed full transition from hover to cruise and back again

Vahana was a self-piloted eVTOL demonstrator

Project Vahana developed and flight tested an all-electric, self-piloted vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) passenger aircraft.

Our work on this demonstrator confirmed our belief that fully autonomous vehicles will allow us to achieve the scale required of Urban Air Mobility.

Autonomous flight is the future of the aerospace industry

Vahana pioneered urban air mobility by:

  • Building a business case
  • Demonstrating autonomous flight
  • Demonstrating all-electric vertical flight

Check out our blog and publications for more in-depth details about Vahana

Event Roundup: Vertical Flight Society and Heli-Expo

Perhaps January felt especially long this year because it was bookended by CES on the front end and Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo at the end, with Vertical Flight…

A Celebratory, Bittersweet Moment: Vahana’s Final Flight

A Celebratory, Bittersweet Moment: Vahana’s Final Flight

Our Story: Part 4

Here it is - the final post of our timeline series detailing the extraordinary efforts of the Vahana team to take the vehicle from a napkin sketch to the tremendous achievement…

Our Story: Part 3

In this post we continue our timeline-themed recap of the internal monthly updates circulated throughout Airbus as Vahana was built and tested. This year in particular was huge…

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