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EHang complete autonomous eVTOL flights between Japanese islands

EHang has published a short video on social media showing autonomous island-hopping between Iheya island and Noho island – the company says these are Japan’s first flights of this kind by an autonomous eVTOL.

The short post says the flights were carried out alongside the company’s partner AirX.  In addition EHang reports that the EH216-S conducted vertical take-off and landing, circled flight over the ground and sea, to measure the impact of air mobility operations to environment and obtain data to support vertiport maintenance.

“It does not require a large landing facility like a helicopter, and it would be a revolution in air transportation. I would like to promote the innovation of aerial tourism in the near future.” Said Takeya Hirano, General Manager of the Planning and Development Department of Japan Airport Consulting Co., Ltd.

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