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EHang - commencement of operations in Yunfu Production Facility

EHang announced that, as scheduled, it has commenced operations at its new AAV production facility in Yunfu city, China in late June 2021. The new facility represents a scale-up of the Company's production capabilities. As a new AAV production site of EHang, the Yunfu facility has total planned gross floor area of approximately 24,000 square meters. The site is equipped with a series of fun...

Airbus delivers first A350 from its widebody completion & delivery centre in China

Airbus has delivered the first A350 from its widebody completion & delivery centre in Tianjin (C&DC), China, taking additional steps in the expansion of its global footprint and long-term strategic partnership with China. The A350-900 aircraft was delivered to China Eastern Airlines, the largest Airbus operator in Asia and second largest in the world. At the end of June 2021, China East...

Sino Jet expands footprint in fast growing business jets market in China

Sino Jet seizes market opportunities in the business aviation despite aviation downturn caused by the global pandemic. Ms Jenny Lau, Group President of Sino Jet Group, shared market insights and her company’s upcoming strategic expansion with industry leaders and professionals in a meeting at the Corporate Jet Investor Global 2021.  “With a population of over 1.4 billion,...

EH216F technical examination by NFFE completed

EHang announced it has successfully completed the technical examination of its EH216F AAV, the firefighting model, by the China National Fire-Fighting Equipment Quality Supervision Testing Center (“NFFE”) as entrusted by the Company. The NFFE is a national firefighting equipment quality examination agency under the Ministry of Emergency Management (“MEM”) of the People&rsqu...

EHang sets up aerial emergency channels to help fight coronavirus in Guangdong, China

Since the beginning of the recent coronavirus resurgence in China’s Guangdong Province, EHang  has stepped up as a first-responder and leveraged its autonomous aerial vehicle technology by dispatching a flight operations team and multiple AAVs for COVID-19 relief and control efforts in Guangzhou City. The Company illustrates its commitment to fulfilling social responsibility amidst...

CAAC established EH216 Type Certification team to further advance certification process

EHang Holdings Limited announced that the Civil Aviation Administration of China has established a “type certification” team for the EH216 passenger-grade AAV. The kickoff meeting was held in Guangzhou on April 13-14 with the aim to officially advance the TC approval work of EH216. This is unprecedented in CAAC’s record in TC approval projects for unmanned aerial system...

Twenty years of MTU Maintenance Zhuhai

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai, a 50/50 joint venture between MTU Aero Engines and China Southern Airlines Company Limited, marks 20 years since the company was founded. Over the past two decades, the facility has completed over 3,000 engines and grown from a greenfield facility to become the largest engine shop in Asia by shop visits. “We are extremely proud of all that the facility has achieved...

Grounded fleet size of China Eastern Airlines reduced to zero at Shanghai base

The grounded fleet size of China Eastern Airlines has fallen to zero at its Shanghai base, the carrier said in a note sent to the Global Times on March 12, 2021, another sign that the aviation market is recovering.  At present, China Eastern's average daily passenger flight volume has recovered to about 2,400. It is expected that there will be a surge in travel...

Liebherr celebrates over twenty thousand repairs of aerospace components in China

The repair of a flow control valve for an Airbus A320 that belongs to a Chinese operator marks a milestone for Liebherr in China.  Over the past five years, the company has been investing in the development of a growing range of OEM maintenance services on air management systems (ATA Chapters 21 and 36) for various airlines operating Airbus single aisle and long range as well as Bombardier...

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...