Airbus is a Franco-German based global aeronautics company that grew out of a European consortium designed to compete with the dominant American companies of the 1960s—Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, and Lockheed Martin. The company's A380 is the world's largest passenger plan. Airbus is working to create a cheap electric-fueled on-demand self-flying plane service. In November 2017, it debuted its Vahana prototype, a little pod of an aircraft with just enough room for a single passenger. What makes this vehicle unique is that it doesn’t need a runway. The Vahana features vertical take-off and landing capability, meaning it can leave from the top of a building and land in a field if need be. The company ran its first series of in-air tests this year and hopes to have its air-taxis open for business in the next 10 years.