The first journey of the flying taxi

On 31st January, the Airbus Vahana made its first flight at more than 5m, with a duration of 53 seconds. The flight was completely self-guided and it was repeated the next day.

Announced in December 2016, the project has had a short development time for its relevance in the world of urban mobility, which demonstrates the great interest shown by this aviation giant in this new concept.

The aim of this new means of transport is to democratise personal flight and make use of technology to cover the increasing need for urban mobility.

Vahana has shown its capacity to operate without human control in a favourable situation, so the next step will be to see that it’s capable of transporting passengers.