Airbus A3 Vahana. Photo courtesy of Airbus
The self-piloted, electric, vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft out of Airbus Group’s advanced projects outpost in Silicon Valley, A3 (“A-cubed”), has completed its first full-scale flight test Wednesday.
According to a press release on the outpost's website, the aircraft reached a height of 16 feet at the Pendleton UAS Range in Pendleton, Oregon, and flew for 53 seconds. The vehicle completed a second flight Thursday.
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