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France: Airbus displays its 'Vahana' electric vertical take-off vehicle at Paris Air Show

3 20.06.2019 Инфо

W/S Airbus's electric-powered vertical take-off vehicle, Vahana, Paris
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C/U Vahana's interior
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SOT Derek Cheng, Airbus Head of Asia Pacific Urban Air Mobility (English): "Vahana is one of our urban air mobility vehicle demonstrators, which was designed in Silicon Valley, and what we had done is that, on one hand we have a single seater, Vahana; we also have a second vehicle called "City Airbus" which is a four-seater designed and built one hour North of Munich."
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W/S Airbus staff explain to a visitors the Vahana's characteristics
C/U Visitor in front of Vahana
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SOT Derek Cheng, Airbus Head of Asia Pacific Urban Air Mobility (English): "It is fully electric, electrical vertical take off and landing, self-piloted vehicle that will fly about 80 km. It has completed its 80 flights so far, including our transition flying at 19 knots in Oregon State."
M/S Vahana
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SOT Derek Cheng, Airbus Head of Asia Pacific Urban Air Mobility (English): "Airbus believes that we can connect cities and people by looking at the third dimension of urban skies. Hence for us, urban air mobility is about how we unlock the urban skies to move people from point A to point B in a city."
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W/S Paris Air Show 2019
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W/S Paris Air Show 2019
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SCRIPT
Airbus put its electric vertical take-off vehicle, called Vahana, on display at the 53rd Paris Air Show on Wednesday.
According to Airbus's Head of Asia Pacific Urban Air Mobility Derek Cheng, the vehicle "is fully electric, electrical vertical take-off and landing, self-piloted vehicle that will fly about 80 km. It has completed its 80 flights so far."
Cheng went on to explain the purpose of the prototype, saying "Airbus believes that we can connect cities and people by looking at the third dimension of urban skies. Hence for us, urban air mobility is about how we unlock the urban skies to move people from point A to point B in a city."
Airbus is developing both a single-seater variation which was on display in Paris, and a four-seater model, dubbed the CityAirbus.