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A³ by Airbus (“A-cubed”) is the advanced projects and partnerships outpost of Airbus in Silicon Valley with the mission to define the future of flight.

A number of innovative Urban Air Mobility projects currently being researched included Skyways, Vahana and CityAirbus autonomous flying vehicle concepts

As of October 2019, Vahana Alpha One, one of the two electric vertical take-off and landing technology demonstrators, completed its 114th test flight in Pendleton, Oregon, proving the viability of the concept of self-piloted air taxis.

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Airbus ACH145 and Vahana at NBAA 2019, 20-Oct-19 : #NBAA Airbus Corporate Helicopters featuring a VVIP ACH145 and electric urban air mobility taxi demonstrator Vahana at the Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition NBAA - BACE 2019 show, October 22-24, Las Vegas

First Drone Shore-to-Ship Deliveries by Airbus Skyways, 16-Mar-19 : #drones Airbus Skyways, an experimental drone aimed at establishing networks in smart cities, begun shore-to-ship trials in Singapore to deliver small, time-critical maritime essentials to ships in port

Vahana eVTOL from A³ by Airbus First Flight, 01-Feb-18 : The electric, self-piloted vertical take-off/landing (eVTOL) test aircraft from A³, Airbus advanced projects branch in Silicon Valley, completed first flight at the UAS Range in Pendleton, Oregon

CityAirbus Completed Iron Bird Power On, 19-Dec-17 : Airbus CityAirbus programme completed first full electric propulsion test bench at Taufkirchen, Germany

CityAirbus Passes Propulsion Testing Phase, 03-Oct-17 : CityAirbus electric VTOL passes first full-scale testing for the propulsion system.

20-Jun-17 - Airbus Racer High-Speed Demonstrator #PAS17
24-Apr-17 - A³ by Airbus and AUVSI Cooperation
17-Apr-17 - Airbus Selects SingPost as Skyways Logistics Partner
01-Apr-17 - Vahana by A³
01-Apr-17 - Skyways by A³
01-Apr-17 - CityAirbus by A³

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