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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...

More and more technology in Drone Contest 2021 - Leonardo

The 2021 edition of the Leonardo Drone Contest will be a “drone game” in which new technologies and functions will be applied in a new arena. Much like the formula in the first edition, the new competition will include a scientific and technological presentation symposium at the end of spring 2021, and the development of the new tender which will be held in autumn at Leonardo&rsqu...

World first drone airship flight for automatic power line inspection

RTE, Réseau de Transport d'Electricité, and its industrial partner CNIM Air Space experimented this fall with the very first diridrone flight to monitor the condition of power lines using sensors on board the airship. This new tool enables RTE to inspect power lines with precision, without de-energizing the lines and therefore without risk of power cuts. After a first e...

The first UK parcel carrier using drones to deliver a parcel

Royal Mail has joined forces with a consortium of established UK drone companies – including DronePrep and Skyports - and addressing technology what3words, to become the first UK parcel carrier to transport a parcel for recipients via an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). In a UK first, the consortium arranged an initial drone delivery to a remote lighthouse* on the Isle of Mull this month. T...

FACC starts test flights with autonomous aerial vehicle EHang 216

FACC is setting another important milestone in the development of future urban mobility together with its strategic partner EHang. The EHang 216 autonomous aerial vehicle produced by FACC has completed a successful test flight under the supervision of Austro Control and was granted an experimental flight permit by the Austrian authorities based on the tests performed. This milestone enables FACC t...

EHang launches Aerial Media solutions and services in Europe

EHang announced that the company has launched its aerial media solutions and services in the European market under the brand “DRONEPIXEL by EHang”. In a distribution partnership with the event tech company “Concept Solutions”, state-of-the-art aerial light shows are now being offered to event organizers across Europe. While digital fireworks using drone technologies...

Drone Identification Service is launched n Switzerland

ANRA Technologies launched SmartSkiesTM DroneID in partnership with the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) and Swiss U-Space Implementation (SUSI) to remotely identify drones in Switzerland. Approved by the Swiss government, SmartSkies DroneIDTM provides appropriate levels of access to drone information based on user permissions with just a few clicks. SmartSkies DroneIDTM ena...