EHang, an urban air mobility (UAM) technology platform company, announced that the certified EH216-S pilotless passenger-carrying aerial vehicle has successfully completed debut commercial flight demonstrations in Guangzhou and Hefei.
The flights mark a step towards normalising flights with EH216-S in aerial sightseeing at local scenic spots, EHang said.
Two launch events were held at the Jiulong Lake Park in Guangzhou and the Luogang Central Park in Hefei.
Both events marked the debut commercial flight demonstrations with the certified EH216-S aircraft, which has obtained the Standard Airworthiness Certificates issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
Several government officials and citizens from Guangzhou and Hefei joined the first group of invited passengers to take a ride on the EH216-S.
The first EH216-S passenger-carrying unmanned aerial vehicle system has been delivered to ETON, an aviation technology subsidiary of Guangzhou Development District Communications Investment Group.
More operation sites and flight routes for aerial sightseeing and logistics are under development in Huangpu district.
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