EHang Granted Approval To Use EHang 216 Passenger-Grade Aav For Air Logistics Pu | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne Unmanned-
Alt. Wednesdays

Airborne Flight Training-Alt. Wednesdays

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne Special Programs!

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited--06.29.20

Airborne-Unmanned--06.24.20

NEW! Airborne-Flight Training--07.01.20

Airborne Unlimited--07.03.20

Airborne's Annual April 1st Episode

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne Unlimited--06.29.20

Airborne-Unmanned--06.24.20

NEW! Airborne-Flight Training--07.01.20

Airborne Unlimited--07.03.20

The 2020 Avionics Innovation Preview!

Sat, May 30, 2020

EHang Granted Approval To Use EHang 216 Passenger-Grade Aav For Air Logistics Pu

Trial Air Logistics Services Using the EHang 216 Starting Soon

EHang has obtained the world’s first commercial pilot operation approval to use passenger-grade autonomous aerial vehicles (AAVs) for the purpose of air logistics. The approval came from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), and is for the EHang 216 AAV.

EHang has also become the first AAV company approved by a national aviation authority to conduct commercial pilot operation for the category of 150 kilogram-plus heavy-lift air logistics uses.

“We are thrilled that the CAAC and EHang took the lead on the world’s first commercial pilot operation approval of passenger-grade AAVs for air logistics uses. This approval is of great significance,” says EHang Founder, Chairman and CEO Hu Huazhi.

“For EHang, it enables us to enhance our first-mover advantage and accelerate the commercialization of AAV technology and air mobility solutions for logistics. It also lays a foundation for regulators around the world to jointly explore and establish a coordinated, supportive and sustainable regulatory environment. This will benefit the long-term development of the promising Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) applications.”

The approval was granted based on the Pilot Operation Rules (Interim) for Specific Unmanned Aircraft, which was enacted in Feb. 2019 by CAAC for different categories of specific UAS including passenger-grade AAVs. According to EHang, the CAAC applied the Specific Operation Risk Assessment (SORA) framework of the Joint Authorities for Rulemaking of Unmanned Systems (JARUS) to this regulation. JARUS, EHang notes, is a group of experts from the national aviation authorities of 61 countries, including China and the U.S., and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and EUROCONTROL.

With this approval, trial air logistics services using the EHang 216 would be conducted to transport cargo between ground and hilltop and between shore and islands at a customer site in Taizhou, with plans to gradually expand the service to other sites in China as it accumulates operational data and experience.

EHang says that its accumulated flight trials and tests contributed “significant practical experience” to the CAAC to further develop and evolve regulations and standards related to passenger-grade AAVs.

“I am pleased to see the fast development that EHang has achieved in China and globally, and that the flight test program of its passenger-grade AAVs were successfully verified by the CAAC to be granted with this approval,” says CAAC Deputy Administrator Li Jian.

“It can be a safe and efficient solution to transport cargo.”

FMI: https://ehang.com

Advertisement

More News

Air Canada Tightens Its Belts

Discontinues Service on 30 Domestic Regional Routes and Closes Eight Stations Air Canada is indefinitely suspending service on 30 domestic regional routes and closing eight station>[...]

New Boss Takes Over The Army Special Operations Aviation Command

Col. Philip Ryan Replaces Brig. Gen. Allan Pepin The U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command welcomed a new commander at the U.S. Army Special Operations Command headquarters>[...]

Former Phillies Pitcher Reported Down In C172 Crash

Was One Of Four People Involved in Accident at 6400' MSL Location A GA accident has taken the life of a Former Major League baseball player and three others. The aircraft went down>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.02.20)

Aero Linx: The Air Force Association When we raised our right hands and recited the oath to the United States Air Force, we became bestowed with a lasting honor. We don’t tak>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.02.20): Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) Charts

Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) Charts Portray the aeronautical data which is required to execute an instrument approach to an airport. These charts depict the procedures, incl>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2020 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC