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Airbus’s Vahana eVTOL demonstrator has concluded its flight test campaign, logging a total of 13.41 hours across 138 test flights.
Airbus vice president of urban air mobility systems Zach Lovering reported in a Nov. 27 blog post that the Vahana program performed its last test flight on Nov. 14. Lovering promised to share more details in a future post, meanwhile noting that the fully electric, autonomous VTOL aircraft flew a total of 487 nautical miles (903 kilometers) over the course of the flight test campaign.
Vahana’s farthest flight was 27.13 nm (50.24 km), while its longest flight duration was 19 minutes 56 seconds, Lovering reported. “In the end we couldn’t be more proud of the stats we put up on the board with this project,” he wrote.
The single-seat, tilt-wing Vahana demonstrator first took to the air in January 2018. Lovering’s post was the fourth in a series recounting the month-by-month history of the program, starting with its inception in 2016 as one of the first projects approved for A3, Airbus’s Silicon Valley innovation center.