Ehang Autonomous Passenger Transport Flight
EHang’s EH216 AAV Completes Japan’s First Passenger Carrying Flight Demonstration
By DRONELIFE Employees Author Ian M. Crosby
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Notably, that is the nation’s first passenger-carrying flight operated by an autonomous eVTOL plane. EH216 with approval of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (“MLIT”) of Japan flew without two passengers and a pilot Alongside the shoreline of Tanoura Seaside within the metropolis of Oita.
“Final July, the EH216 accomplished Japan’s first point-to-point check flight in Oita and acquired an enormous response. “Immediately, the EH216 takes on the problem of passenger-carrying flight right here, and I’m delighted to witness this second,” mentioned Oita Mayor Sato Kiichiro. “I hope that right this moment’s passenger-carrying flight check will speed up the following step in the direction of sensible use circumstances of autonomous plane, in order that this opportunity-filled trade continues in full swing.”
This 12 months, EHang and its companion Okayama Kurashiki Mizushima Aerospace Trade Cluster Working Group (“MASC”) returned to Oita to carry out the EH216’s first passenger-carrying autonomous flight inside Japan. This demonstration is predicted to extend consciousness and curiosity in UAM in Japan and speed up the event of the UAM trade.
“The EH216 is a pacesetter in eVTOL with intensive expertise in passenger-carrying flights. This profitable flight check of the EH216 in Oita Prefecture confirmed us the probabilities to expertise the wonder and pleasure the sky has to supply with out a pilot, mentioned MASC President Kirino Hiroshi. “We stay up for flight assessments of the EH216 in additional cities and the long run the place the EH216 might be deployed and applied in Japan.”
“During the last two years, the EH216 has reached one milestone after one other in Japan, with a number of rounds of demo and check flights. This 12 months, it offered passengers with the chance to journey within the air with this cutting-edge product and expertise. EHang COO Xin Fang, all these milestones are inextricably linked with the help and belief of Japan’s MLIT, native authorities departments and our companions. “EHang has additionally demonstrated the reliability of our AAV merchandise. We’ll proceed to work with our companions to advertise secure, autonomous and environmentally pleasant UAM options in Japan to learn extra folks worldwide from our passenger-grade AAVs.”
Ian attended the Dominican College of California the place he earned a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong ardour for writing and storytelling and a powerful curiosity in expertise, he now contributes to DroneLife as a workers author.
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