GUANGZHOU, China, June 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, today announced that it has received an initial purchase order for five units of EH216 AAVs from Tianxingjian Cultural Tourism Investment and Development LLC. (“Tianxingjian”), an affiliated enterprise of the Jishou city government in Hunan province, China. The two parties plan to develop a scenic flight project at the Aizhai Wonder Tourist Area (“Aizhai Wonder”) in Jishou. Tianxingjian plans to purchase additional 25 units of EH216 as the project evolves. It is an implementation of EHang’s previous strategic partnership with the Jishou city government for in-depth and extensive collaborations on urban air mobility (“UAM”), such as aerial tourism, UAM infrastructure and operation center development, professional technician training, etc. It also represents one of EH216’s typical programs in the field of aerial tourism in China with great market potential and application opportunities.
In recent years, the State Council and the Civil Aviation Administration of China issued policies to propel and accelerate integrated development of general aviation and aerial tourism. Given this, EHang has been expanding cooperation with more partners to apply its AAV solutions in various tourism sightseeing use cases in China and overseas, leveraging its state-of-the-art AAV solutions’ advantages of safety, auto flight, fleet management for large-scale operations, cost-effectiveness and sustainability.
Aizhai Wonder is a renowned landmark and a part of Scenic Area of Aizhai Wonder, Shibadong Village, and Dehang Canyon, a national 5A scenic spot in Hunan. During the Workers’ Day holiday in May, some tourists experienced EHang’s demo flights for the sightseeing of the natural landscape at Aizhai Wonder.
“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,” said Xiufeng Wu, Director of the Management Office of Dehang Scenic Spot in Jishou.
“Aizhai Wonder has a breathtaking landscape of steep cliffs, waterfalls and primitive forests, making it ideal for aerial sightseeing, air mobility, and related projects,” said Min Sun, Chairperson of Tianxingjian. “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.”
Xin Fang, Chief Operating Officer of EHang, commented, “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.”
Video of EH216 demo flights at Aizhai Wonder in Jishou, China:
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