EHang partners with Tianxingjian on scenic flight project
EHang has received an initial purchase order for five units of EH216 AAVs from Tianxingjian Cultural Tourism Investment and Development. The two organisations plan to develop a scenic flight tour at the Aizhai Wonder Tourist Area in Jishou, Hunan Province, China.
Tianxingjian also has plans to purchase additional 25 units of EH216. EHang said the move was “an implementation” of its partnership with Jishou city government for collaborations on UAM, such as aerial tourism, UAM infrastructure and professional technician training.
Xin Fang, chief operating officer, EHang, said: “We are delighted to partner with the Jishou city government to jointly bring UAM solutions to Aizhai Wonder. EHang has been doing trial operations for aerial sightseeing since last year. We believe with our business expansion, EH216 AAVs will fly in more scenic spots around the world, bringing tourists safe and comfortable aerial sightseeing experiences.”
In recent years, the State Council and the Civil Aviation Administration of China issued policies to accelerate integrated development of general aviation and aerial tourism.
Xiufeng Wu, director, Management Office, Dehang Scenic Spot, Jishou said: “The Jishou city government is striving to develop strategic emerging industries for tourism. The integration of EH216 AAV technologies and Aizhai cultural tourism resources can further enhance Jishou’s tourism brand.”
Min Sun, chairperson of Tianxingjian, said: “Aizhai Wonder has a breathtaking landscape of steep cliffs, waterfalls and primitive forests, making it ideal for aerial sightseeing, air mobility, and related projects. As a world’s leading AAV technology platform company, EHang has advanced software and hardware technologies as well as rich flight experience. With our respective advantages combined, we will work together to set up vertiports at scenic spots including the Aizhai Bridge and the Jiulongxi Canyon, and to gradually roll out trial operations for aerial sightseeing.”