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UAE’s Wings Logistics Hub “intends to buy up to 100 EH216 eVTOLs”

EHang has announced that it is extending its operations to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This expansion the company says involves joining the Smart and Autonomous Vehicle Industries (SAVI) Cluster in Abu Dhabi and additionally, forming a long-term strategic partnership with Wings Logistics Hub, the passenger eVTOLs (smart mobility) and logistics tech subsidiary of Technology Holding Company (“THC”), being the technology arm of EIH Ethmar International Holding.

Wings Logistics Hub intends to buy up to 100 units of the EH216 series eVTOLs from EHang with initial deliveries set to commence in the first quarter of 2024.

“The aim of this partnership is to collaboratively advance the development of urban air transportation and smart city management in the UAE and the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) region” according to the press release.

“The SAVI Cluster, situated in Masdar City and led by the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (“ADDED”) and the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (“ADIO”), is dedicated to establishing Abu Dhabi as a key hub for smart and autonomous vehicles. SAVI provides state-of-the-art facilities and value-added services within a supportive regulatory framework. This initiative encourages innovation and aids in the commercial application of smart and autonomous vehicle technologies.

“As part of the strategic partnership, Wings Logistics Hub and EHang will work together to facilitate local certification and operations of the EH216 series eVTOLs in the UAE. This includes the EH216-S, EH216-L, and EH216-F models, which are designed for passenger transportation, aerial logistics, and firefighting respectively.

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