Vahana

Vahana

The next technological breakthrough in urban air mobility.

Project Vahana intends to open up urban airways by developing the first certified electric, self-piloted vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) passenger aircraft. We envision Vahana being as a cost-comparable replacement for short-range urban transportation like cars or trains. A core premise of this project is that full automation and sense-and-avoid technology will allow us to achieve higher safety levels by minimizing human error while allowing more vehicles to share the sky. As a platform, Vahana can be as diverse as its wheeled grounded counterpart when being used for cargo delivery,  emergency services, search and rescue, or even as a tool to deploy modular infrastructure in disaster sites. There is no other project that we know of that incorporates this much automation in vertical flight. With Airbus’ long history in aircraft certification and safety, we are uniquely positioned to realize large-scale automated flight within urban environments.

This full-scale aircraft, dubbed AlphaOne, is all electric and self-piloted. During our minute-long flight, the primary battery system used about 8% of its total energy, demonstrating that the vehicle is capable of much more.
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Flight Controls Software Engineer
Santa Clara, CA
A&P Technician
Pendleton, Oregon
Avionics Architect
Santa Clara, CA
DevOps Engineer
Santa Clara, CA
Contract Recruiter
Santa Clara, CA
Propulsion System Engineer
Santa Clara, CA
Deputy Chief Engineer
Santa Clara, CA
Procurement & Supply Chain Specialist
Santa Clara, CA
Integration Engineer
Pendleton, Oregon
Aero Structures Lead
Santa Clara, CA
Aerodynamics Engineer
Santa Clara, CA
Aeroacoustics Engineer
Santa Clara, CA
Flight Controls and Simulation Engineer
Santa Clara, CA
Project Manager-Autonomy & Machine Learning
Santa Clara, CA
Avionics System Engineer
Santa Clara, CA