If you have been following the world of eVTOL (Electric Vertical Take Off and Landing) flight you've probably heard of Airbus' Vahana program. The uncrewed aircraft is powered by eight (8) rotors mounted symmetrically on two stub tilting wings.
This short video commemorates the end of the flight test program from Pendleton UAS range in Oregon, approximately four (4) years after the initial configuration was conceived on a napkin.
While this version of the Airbus Vahana eVTOL was not intended to serve as a transport in the emerging Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem, it is conceivable that some derivative design, larger, seating around four (4) passengers, could play such a role.
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