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Be the First to fly with an Electric Air Taxi

At Greentech Festival in Berlin Volocopter announced that the world's first public sale for electrical air taxi flight reservations has started. Effective immediately, Volocopter fans world-wide can reserve their tickets online and be amongst the very first to take this new form of mobility. The VoloFirst ticket costs €300 and can be reserved with a 10% deposit. There are only 1...

Hermes 900 Maritime Search and Rescue Flights for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Elbit Systems Hermes 900 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) recently successfully completed a series of flight demonstrations for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The demonstration were run by the MCA and were designed to test the capabilities of using a UAS to enhance Search and Rescue (SaR) capabilities and the use of long-range unmanned capabilities in civilian airspace. ...

EHang joins international project to develop Air Ambulance

EHang announced that it has been selected to join Ambular, an international project endeavoring to develop a flying ambulance for medical emergency use.  Supported by the International Civil Aviation Organization (“ICAO”), the project also seeks to inspire the global aviation community to unleash the potential of eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft. The&...

EHang drives forward UAM implementation in Europe

EHang announced the latest progress of implementing a trial UAM operation in Austria’s third largest city of Linz, the first of its kind in Europe, under its UAM pilot city partnership with Linz AG. At the recent global Urban Air Mobility Virtual Conference held by the Aviation Week Network, the Chief Marketing Officer of EHang Europe Andreas Perotti also shared the Company's U...

Intelligent Aerial Firefighting Solution: EHang

EHang announced the launch of the world’s first large-payload intelligent aerial firefighting solution.  Based on its flagship product, this new firefighting version of EHang 216, “EHang 216F” is specially designed for high-rise firefighting.  This launch further demonstrates the Company’s ability to commercialize its world’s leading AAV technology platform...

EHang expanding production facility for Autonomous Aerial Vehicles

EHang will build a new AAV production facility in Yunfu city in Guangdong, China with a planned initial annual capacity of 600 units and an RMB42 million (approx. US$6 million) investment supported by the local government in the facility. The EHang Yunfu facility is aimed to be established as an industry-leading AAV production center, including an R&D facility for air mobility soluti...

EHang 216 obtained Special Flight Operations Certificate from Transport Canada Civil Aviation

EHang 216 has obtained a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) issued by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), the civil aviation authority in Canada. This is another milestone in regulatory breakthrough for EHang 216 and the first of this kind permit for periodic operations of passenger-grade AAVs in North America.  With the certificate, trial flights of EHang 216 AAVs can be rou...

Self-flying EHang 216 showcases aerial sightseeing trips over the sea in East China

EHang announced the aerial sightseeing trial flights in Yantai, a coastal city in East China. An EHang 216 took four passengers to the air for aerial sightseeing trips over the sea around the beautiful Fisherman’s Wharf in Yantai city, one of the many AAAA national tourist attraction locations throughout China. The passengers were enthusiastic about their first-ever AAV ride...

Skyports collaborates on space-enabled drone deliveries for NHS in Scotland

Drone delivery service provider Skyports has collaborated with technology communications company Vodafone and digital consultants Deloitte to transport medical supplies and samples for the NHS in Scotland using drones. The live flights will take place later this year and will use mobile connectivity and space-based technology. The Skyports-led project was selected following a drive to fi...

Vertical Aerospace Seraph eVTOL aircraft with Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE cloud

Dassault Systèmes announced that Vertical Aerospace is using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud to develop their third all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. Vertical Aerospace will use the “Reinvent the Sky” industry solution experience based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud to manage the complex development of the eVTOL aircraft prototype by...

Dedicated Honeywell business unit: Unmanned Aerial Systems & Urban Air Mobility

Honeywell has formed a new business unit dedicated to the growing Unmanned Aerial Systems and Urban Air Mobility industries. The Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) business unit will continue Honeywell's momentum and leadership in these emerging markets, utilizing Honeywell's technology, software, services and certification expertise to meet customers' needs in these markets. "...

Drone delivery to be available for remote areas in Korea

A service that delivers packages to islands and mountainous regions using drones is now becoming a reality. Package delivery from Incheon to nearby islands is currently conducted using 10 passenger ship routes. However, PABLO AIR, a member company of the Born2Global Centre, plans to use its unmanned aerial vehicles to enable a higher-efficiency logistics service and bridge the gap in services...