Transitioned Project

Demonstrating 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, our team has included data scientists, engineers and flight operations professionals focused on designing, developing and testing safe, short-range, self-piloted transportation


Test Flights

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

"We approach problems holistically. I don't think it's rational or reasonable to do engineering without accounting for the constraints upon which it must exist."

Zach Lovering

Vice President, Urban Air Mobility Systems

Vahana is 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 confirms 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 for more in-depth details about Vahana

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…

Our Story: Part 2

In our 2016 timeline intro blog, we teased the release of our newest series detailing month by month accounts of the behind the scenes efforts that went into making Vahana a reality…

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