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EHang completes planned tests for EH216-S type certification
With type certification under its belt, the EHang team can look to starting commercial operations. The TC tests are done, and a few remaining procedures must be finalised before official authorisation is received.
The EH216-S undergoes a type certificate flight test.

EHang has achieved a significant milestone for EH216-S type certificate (TC) by successfully completing all of the planned tests and flights in the last phase of demonstration and verification of compliance. The company has also completed the definitive TC flight test by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), undertaken over the 31 months since the CAAC officially accepted the company's TC application.

After finishing the remaining procedures, the company expects to obtain the type certificate of EH216-S unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system.

Since January 2021, when the CAAC officially accepted the EH216-S TC application, EHang has overcome various challenges and finally successfully completed all of the substantive tasks, ranging from battery, environment, material, strength, electronics, software and data link to ground control station.

The EH216-S adheres to three fundamental technological principles: full redundancy, autonomous flying and cluster management. The company claims to be the first TC programme for unmanned eVTOL aircraft.

Founder, chairman and CEO Huazhi Hu says: “We've made remarkable progress in our pursuit of long-term growth. Notably, we are thrilled to announce that we have successfully completed all the planned tests for EH216-S type certification. This achievement marks a significant and unprecedented milestone in the global emerging eVTOL industry, underscoring our unwavering dedication and pioneering advantages. Additionally, this sets the stage for us to secure the type certificate soon, and to proceed with our endeavours to initiate commercial operations. I would like to express my gratitude to the CAAC's officials and the review team as well as the company's airworthiness certification team for their unwavering efforts and persevering spirit. It is their professionalism, exceptional technological expertise and collaboration that have led us to our impressive achievement today. I believe the remaining procedures will be finished very soon before the official authorisation of the type certificate. This will pave the way for our commercial operations.”

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