AAV technology platform EHang Holdings Limited has announced a strategic partnership agreement with Aeroports de Catalunya, a public company of the Generalitat de Catalunya in Spain. As EHang's airport partner in Europe, both parties will collaborate on passenger transportation, aerial logistics, takeoff and landing infrastructure, airspace management and regulatory certification. The partnership will further promote safe, intelligent and eco-friendly autonomous aerial mobility solutions in Europe.
According to the agreement, Aeroports de Catalunya will provide a suitable aeronautical environment and infrastructure. Both parties will consider developing a test base and a show room at Lleida-Alguaire airport, conducting test studies related to autonomous flight technologies and airspace management and transforming Lleida-Alguaire into an innovative platform for UAM in Europe.
“The partnership with EHang will bring a lot of value to the airport and Catalunya,” says Damià Calvet, the Minister of Territory and Mobility. “The two parties will further explore and advance the development of urban air mobility and continue to move forward on the path of innovative and sustainable development with global partners to create a better life for Catalunya.”
Victoria Xiang, CEO of EHang Spain and Latin America, adds: “The Lleida-Alguaire airport is a good platform for innovation under the management of Generalitat de Catalunya. The partnership allows EHang to develop, test and demonstrate its autonomous aerial vehicles and supporting infrastructure in an airport environment, which will greatly promote UAM and create a more integrated and sustainable air space.”
EHang participated in several projects promoted by SESAR JU. Through the partnership with Aeroports de Catalunya, EHang will explore the application of AAV under the airport environment and further advocate safe, autonomous and eco-friendly air mobility solutions in Europe, promoting the development of UAM with global partners.