EHang receives production certificate for self-flying air taxis

April 9, 2024
The certificate, issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China, is the world's first PC granted in the global eVTOL industry, Qui Quanlin reports for China Daily.

GUANGZHOU, China - On Sunday, EHang Holdings Limited, the world's leading urban air mobility technology platform company, announced that it has successfully obtained the production certificate for its EH216-S passenger-carrying pilotless electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, Qui Quanlin reports for China DailyContinue reading original article.

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9 April 2024 -During the production certification process, the review team of the Central-South Regional Administration of the CAAC conducted a document review and on-site verification and validation from multiple perspectives of quality, production, testing, and after-sales, based upon the Regulations on Certification of Civil Aviation Products and Parts, and the Production Approval and Supervision Procedures. This included an assessment of EHang's production capabilities and quality management system, including a total of 19 elements, such as organizational management, design documents control, personnel capabilities and qualifications, supplier management, production process control, inspection and testing, among others.

Mr. Huazhi Hu, Founder, Chairman and CEO of EHang, remarked, “The issuance of the PC is pivotal for the EH216-S as it opens the door to mass production, and a crucial step for our advancement towards commercial operations. As of today, the EH216-S has secured the TC, PC, and Standard AC from the CAAC. All the notable accomplishments relied on the collaboration and tireless efforts of the CAAC’s expert team and EHang’s team, and reflected our collective innovation, wisdom and expertise in aircraft design, manufacturing, quality management and other fields. With the PC as the starting point, we are poised to gradually expand production and delivery to meet escalating market demands. Our vision is to introduce safe and reliable pilotless eVTOL aircraft to the global market, thereby offering safe, autonomous and eco-friendly air mobility services to everyone.”

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