MundoGeo reports that EHang has chosen Curitiba in Brazil to carry out the first flight of an eVTOL in Latin America.
“The intention is that a first demonstration, still without crew and passengers, will be made during the fourth edition of Smart City Curitiba Expo, which will be held between March 22nd and 24th. In addition, EHang, through its representative in Brazil, AT Global, will also seek the regulation of manned flights in this type of aircraft with the National Civil Aviation Agency (Anac).
“EHang will use the EH216 model in the demonstration, which is an autonomous eVTOL that is already undergoing tests in China and Europe. It has three variants: EH216S for passengers, EH216F for firefighting and EH216L for transporting goods….this will be the first step towards creating, in 2023, a regional headquarters for the south of Brazil and a business centre for logistics, firefighting and air taxi aircraft in Curitiba.
“In addition to the eVTOL itself, the vertipoint project for the city, created by the founder of the Arquitetare office, Elaine Zanon, was also presented. The initial proposal would be to install the structure in Barigui Park. The viability of installing the vertiport will be evaluated in the studies to carry out the operation in Curitiba, which includes the necessary investments and the exact location of its installation.”
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