EHang (based in China) is a world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company. Ehang has been listed on the Nasdaq since the end of 2019. In early 2020, it also received its first special flight permit from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and then completed its first test flight with the Ehang 216 on American soil. Ehang says it has built up strategic partnerships with a number of European partners - including DHL, Vodafone, FACC and with the ProSiebenSat.1 Media.
EHang Obtained World’s First Commercial Pilot Operation Approval of Passenger-grade AAVs for Air Logistics Uses. It provides customers in various industries with AAV products and commercial solutions: air mobility (including passenger transportation and logistics), smart city management and aerial media solutions. The technology of autonomous flight eliminates the possibility of failure or malfunction caused by man-made errors. Without any concern about controlling or operating the aircraft, the passengers can just sit and enjoy the journey.
The Fail-Safe safety system can monitor each airborne device and acquire its operating status and health condition, and then transmit the information back to the command & control system. In case of any abnormal condition, a smoothest route will be selected and executed based on the preset algorithm logic to safely take the passenger to the destination. The Ehang 216 is a two-seater with 16 electric motors and propellers, an empty weight of 360 kg and a payload of 260 kg. The range should be 35 km, the top speed 130 km / h. The aircraft can be charged by 220V or 380V power supply in 1 hour at the fastest.