A³ by Airbus Vahana self-piloted, eVTOL aircraft completes first full-scale test flight

February 5, 2018 By Courtney E. Howard  Chief Editor, Intelligent Aerospace PENDLETON, Ore. A³ by Airbus engineers in Santa Clara, California, have completed the first full-scale flight test of the company’s Vahana all-electric, self-piloted, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. During the test flight, Vahana reached a height of 16 feet (5 meters) and flew self-piloted for 53 seconds before descending safely […]

EHang’s driverless MEGADRONE carries passengers around China at 80mph in its first ever test flights

Chinese drone maker EHang has released incredible footage of its 80mph (130kmh) driverless megadrone flying passengers around China for the first time. The company says it has been testing the EHang 184 megadrone with ‘thousands of test flights’ with human passengers over the last four years and this new footage is the first evidence of the craft in […]

Russian military shows drones it says came from Syria raid

Russian military shows drones it says came from Syria raid By: Vladimir Isachenkov, The Associated Press    January 11   A Russian officer walks next to drones that allegedly attacked a Russian air base in Syria and were captured by the Russian military. They were displayed at a briefing in the Russian Defence Ministry in Moscow, Russia, […]