This website uses cookies
More information
Business Air News Bulletin
Business Air News Bulletin
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.

Why visit ACE ’24?

Related background information from the Handbook...

EHang, Inc.

EHang 216

BAN's World Gazetteer

The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.

Request your printed copy

EHang delivers eVTOL batch to Wencheng County
A UAM operations centre and supporting infrastructure will be established across Wencheng, China in preparation for the launch of EH216-S aerial sightseeing services.
Pilotless eVTOLS could support commercial operations for tourism, transportation, logistics and emergency response in Zheijiang Province.

EHang has received full payment for an initial batch of 30 EH216-S passenger-carrying pilotless aircraft and has delivered 27 units to Wencheng County Transportation Development Group in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province.

On 22 June, the EH216-S completed its passenger-carrying debut flight in Wencheng, during which it carried multiple passengers for a low-altitude sightseeing tour over Tianding Lake at the Baizhangji Fall & Feiyun Lake Scenic Resort. A dedicated take off and landing site and supporting amenities for the EH216-S has been established at the resort, and a UAM operations centre and supporting infrastructure will be set up in other areas in Wencheng in preparation for the launch of EH216-S aerial sightseeing services.

According to a cooperation agreement between EHang and the Wencheng County Government, both parties will jointly develop an urban air mobility and supporting public service ecosystem for the low-altitude economy, and will explore commercial operations for tourism, transportation, logistics, emergency response and other scenarios. Wencheng County plans to set up aerial sightseeing routes in scenic attractions such as Tianding Lake and Baizhangji Fall before the end of this year and to launch pilotless eVTOL aerial sightseeing services.

Zhaozheng Luo, secretary of Wencheng County Government, remarks: “This year marks an important beginning of Wencheng's low-altitude economy development. Wencheng will fully leverage its advantages, including its clean airspace, rich terrain and unique locations, to vigorously develop the low-altitude economy. By innovating with this emerging industry, we will jointly explore new business models with EHang, accelerating the integration ecosystem of low-altitude applications, scenic attractions and the local culture. Bringing low-altitude scenarios forward to flourish across Wencheng will nurture low-altitude industries, empower diverse business models and refine low-altitude service management for efficiency and safety. By achieving these goals, Wencheng aims to become a demonstration county for high-quality low-altitude economy development, contributing to Wenzhou's goal of reaching the GDP of over RMB1 trillion and a resident population of over RMB10 million, and Zhejiang's vision of becoming a pioneering civil aviation province.”

EHang COO Zhao Wang states: “Having obtained the type certificate, standard airworthiness certificate and production certificate for our EH216-S, we've received a surge in bulk orders from customers and partners globally, which is testament to the market recognition of our innovative pilotless eVTOL products and solutions, as well as the robust demand for UAM and low-altitude economy development worldwide. With the deliveries for the initial batch of orders to Wencheng and the local debut flight of the EH216-S, we will join with Wencheng to establish a benchmark for low-altitude economy operations in Zhejiang Province, driving the growth of the industry in the east China region and promoting the widespread adoption of the new productivity enabled by pilotless eVTOLs.”

Other News
EHang initiates EH216-S flights in Europe
June 27, 2024
EHang's UAM centre in Europe was inaugurated in October 2023. The centre constitutes a global benchmark in the effective integration of eVTOL aircraft operation with airport infrastructure and air traffic management.
EHang secures order for 50 pilotless eVTOLs
June 11, 2024
Xishan Tourism plans to use the aircraft for aerial tourism, passenger transport and other low-altitude use cases, to facilitate adoption and operations of pilotless eVTOL in north China.
EHang seals deal for UAE eVTOL ecosystem
May 1, 2024
The eVTOL manufacturer is looking to set up its regional headquarters in Abu Dhabi to promote business activities with local partners for manufacturing, flight ops, R&D, training and MRO facilities.