EHang, China’s autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, today announced that it has received an initial purchase order for five units of EH216 AAVs from Tianxingjian Cultural Tourism Investment and Development LLC, an affiliated enterprise of the Jishou city government in Hunan province, China. The two parties plan to develop a scenic flight project at the Aizhai Wonder Tourist Area in Jishou.
In a press release the company reports “Tianxingjian plans to purchase additional 25 units of EH216 as the project evolves. It is an implementation of EHang’s previous strategic partnership with the Jishou city government for in-depth and extensive collaborations on urban air mobility (“UAM”), such as aerial tourism, UAM infrastructure and operation centre development, professional technician training, etc. It also represents one of EH216’s typical programs in the field of aerial tourism in China with great market potential and application opportunities.
“In recent years, the State Council and the Civil Aviation Administration of China issued policies to propel and accelerate integrated development of general aviation and aerial tourism. Given this, EHang has been expanding cooperation with more partners to apply its AAV solutions in various tourism sightseeing use cases in China and overseas, leveraging its state-of-the-art AAV solutions’ advantages of safety, auto flight, fleet management for large-scale operations, cost-effectiveness and sustainability.”
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