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First EH216 trial flights over the Sea of Southern China completed

EHang recently successfully completed the first trial flights of EH216 over the sea of Southern China. The flights started from Hengqin New District and ended in Dong Ao Island in Zhuhai City. Dong Ao Island, located in the south-central part of Wanshan Archipelago of Zhuhai City, is a popular tourist destination in the sea of Southern China. With superior geographical location and pleasant nat...

First EHang 216 AAV Trial Flights in Beijing completed

EHang recently successfully completed the first trial flights of its EH216 in Beijing. It was the first time that a passenger-grade AAV flied over the capital of China, a highly regulated airspace in China. These unmanned trial flights obtained the official approval from the airspace regulator. In February 2021, two units of EH216 completed a total of five unmanned trial flights over the frozen...

Future of Urban Air Mobility - EHang founder on its mission and technological advancements

What is the future of urban air mobility? Far from being the easiest question to answer especially in aviation post-covid era. One thing is quite obvious - the future is already here. The speed of development of urban air mobility concept is just stunning. We have an amazing opportunity to let you discover EHang, the world's leading autonomous aerial vehicle technology platform company in very...

Wingcopter joined forces with Flying Labs Network

Wingcopter has joined forces with the Flying Labs Network as a Technology Partner. The goal of the partnership is to improve supply chains through locally led cargo drone projects and to equip local talent with the skills to operate Wingcopter’s unmanned systems in long range drone applications, including beyond visual line of sight. The Flying Labs Network strengthens local expertise i...

First for the nuclear industry use of an autonomous surveillance drone

Azur Drones developed Skeyetech system to secure sensitive sites. After many deployments in ports, the Oil & Gas, Energy and Defence sectors, now Orano, the world leader in the recycling of used nuclear fuel from reactors worldwide, has called on Azur Drones to test the Skeyetech solution. Protecting the population and the environment, an absolute priority for Orano Monitored and se...

Italy first demonstration of a drone with electrically-powered propulsion transporting heavy goods

Leonardo continues to experiment in the field of advanced air mobility as it aims to accelerate the introduction of drones into civilian skies and develop innovative drone-based services for Italy and beyond. In a recent collaboration with the Municipality of Turin and D-Flight (an ENAV group company, part owned by Leonardo and Telespazio), Leonardo conducted a series of test flights in which a dr...

EHang joins EU GOF 2.0 Integrated Urban Airspace Validation project

EHang announced its participation in the European Union "GOF 2.0 Integrated Urban Airspace Validation" project, which is a follow-up to the SESAR JU GOF U-space project. GOF 2.0 is focused on developing the safe, secure, and sustainable integration of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operations in urban airspace. As one of the 13 consortium members and the leading passenger electric vertica...

Medical Air Mobility - EHang via participation in SAFIR-Med project

EHang announced its participation as the only passenger eVTOL partner in the SAFIR-Med project. SAFIR-Med, which stands for “Safe and Flexible Integration of Advanced U-Space Services for Medical Air Mobility”, is a research and innovation project to promote the use of unmanned aviation in healthcare systems across the European Union. The project aims to ensure that healthcare is of hi...

EHang won UAM call from Paris Region to lead in the setup of a new transport ecosystem

EHang has been selected as a key member of the Re.Invent Air Mobility initiative out of 150 applications from 25 countries to build the future urban air mobility ecosystem in the capital Paris region of France, in prospect of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  There are partners from vehicle development, ground infrastructure to airspace integration and operations, in...

Wingcopter raises $22M to advance technology leadership in drone delivery

Wingcopter, the German developer, manufacturer and operator of unmanned delivery drones for commercial and humanitarian applications, has secured $22 million in Series A funding. Wingcopter will use the funds to strengthen its leadership in drone-based logistics, with a special focus on healthcare-related applications, including the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. At the same time, Wingcopter i...

Skyports partners with Australian drone-powered health logistics company Swoop Aero

Skyports, partners with Australian drone-powered health logistics company, Swoop Aero, to provide UK-wide drone delivery service. In a UK-first, Skyports has chosen to leverage Swoop Aero’s comprehensive aviation platform and 3D-printed electric drones to deliver a wide range of services including delivering essential medical supplies for the National Health Service (NHS) to remote area...

EHang to provide UAM services in Hengqin New Area in Zhuhai China

EHang announced strategic partnerships with Zhuhai Da Heng Qin Pan-Tourism Development Co., Ltd., Zhuhai Huafa Sports Operations Management Co., Ltd. and Flying World (Zhuhai) Technology Co., Ltd. to jointly initiate Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) operations for aerial sightseeing and other air mobility services in the Hengqin New Area, the largest island and a Free Trade Zone in southeast...