Airbus subsidiary A3 displayed the second prototype (N302VX) of their Vahana eVTOL at Le Bourget. A3 by Airbus is the Silicon Valley-based outpost of Airbus in the USA. The first Vahana prototype, Alpha One (N301VX), made its first flight at the end of January 2018 at a dedicated Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) test range in Pendleton, Oregon. The aircraft on display, Alpha Two, is fitted with a cockpit, but has not yet flown. Read more about Vahana in the World eVTOL Aircraft Directory.
In eCTOL news, Eviation Aero unveiled a mock-up of its Alice eCTOL with CapeAir, one of the largest regional airlines in the U.S., as the first commercial customer, which plans to purchase "double-digits" of units. Ampaire announced 50 orders and 50 options for its hybrid-electric Ampaire 337. Airbus is teaming with DAHER on its Ecopulse and MagniX is flying an electric Caravan.
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