EH216-S UAV system gains CAAC airworthiness certificate

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EH216-S UAV system gains CAAC airworthiness certificate

https://www.flightsafety.com/business-commercial/pilot/?utm_source=asian-av&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=biz-av&utm_content=banner&utm_term=unshakableEHang announced that its EH216-S passenger-carrying unmanned aerial vehicle system has obtained the standard Airworthiness Certificate from the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

The certified EH216-S, produced at EHang’s Yunfu Production Base, adheres to the Type Certificate issued by the CAAC in October 2023, and the standard production procedures under the supervision of the CAAC. The certification confirms the aircraft complies with the approved type design and meets safety and quality requirements for commercial operations. The milestone also demonstrates that EHang’s manufacturing capabilities, test flights, quality assurance, and production management align with relevant regulations and are recognised by the CAAC.

The certified EH216-S under the AC has been delivered to ETON, an intelligent aviation technology subsidiary of Guangzhou Development District Communications Investment Group Co., Ltd., which is managed by the local government of Huangpu District in Guangzhou.

Huazhi Hu, Founder, Chairman and CEO of EHang, commented, “Bolstered by a suite of supportive policies on the low-altitude economy (a strategic emerging industry in China), EHang and the UAV industry are presented with tremendous opportunities. Today, we have set another milestone with the first AC for pilotless passenger-carrying eVTOL aircraft and started commercial delivery of the certified EH216-S to our customer. In the near future, we anticipate an increasing number of aircraft rolling off from our production line to gradually fulfill our backlog orders, thereby serving more customers and passengers, and enhancing the UAM.”

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