According to a press release, EHang, a leading world autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) company, announced this week that its EHang 216 has obtained a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) from Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA). This is another milestone in regulatory breakthrough for the EHang 216 and the first of this kind permit for regular trial flights of passenger-grade AAVs in North America. With this certificate, test flights of EHang 216 AAVs can be regularly conducted in Québec province.
This is an important milestone for future urban air mobility (UAM) operations in Canada. Last September, EHang was invited to showcase its EHang 216 at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)’s 75th Anniversary ceremony in Québec.
EHang Founder, Chairman and CEO, Huazhi Hu said, “We are delighted the 216 has received such an important certificate from TCCA, following consecutive flight approvals from other aviation authorities in different countries, including the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the Civil Aviation Administration of China. It conveys a positive signal from global regulators to establish a supportive and sustainable regulatory environment for the UAM industry.”
He continued, “As an industry leader, EHang will continue to work with our customers and partners to provide safe, autonomous and eco-friendly air mobility solutions for the world.”
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