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Airbus electric plane made its first test flight

The successful test took place on January 31 in the United States.

The new Airbus electric and self-guided aircraft, Vahana, made its first test flight at Pendleton UAS Range, located in the state of Oregon, United States, on January 31.

The aircraft performs vertical takeoffs and landings, and during the test flight, amounted to 5 meters in height for a period of 53 seconds, before landing safely. The next day, the Vahana made a second test flight.

The new aircraft aims to create a network of electric powered vehicles for urban areas, taking advantage of electric propulsion, energy storage and artificial vision technologies. The Vahana airplane has been developed in A3, the outpost that Airbus has in Silicon Valley, in the Metropolitan Area of San Francisco, California.

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