Vahana, an electric, self-piloted vehicle project being developed by A³, the advanced projects and partnerships outpost of Airbus Group in Silicon Valley, California, recently awarded a Flight Test and Range Services contract to Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI), and its partner, SOAR Oregon (SOAR).
Vahana is a self-piloted flying vehicle platform for individual passenger and cargo transport. It seeks to advance automated electric VTOL flight for the emerging on-demand mobility market. The contract covers the prototype Alpha Phase, which seeks to identify and resolve major technical and certification risks, culminating in a flight test demonstration at the end of 2017. MTSI will lead the Flight Test effort, while its partner SOAR Oregon will provide test range support and other services.
November 9, 2016