DroneXL.co
EHang 216 performs sightseeing flights with passengers on board

EHang 216 performs sightseeing flights with passengers on board

On July 14, the EHang 216 performed sightseeing flights with passengers on board in Yantai, a coastal city in East China. As part of the EHang ‘World Flight Tour’, four passengers took scenic flights around Yantai’s Fisherman’s Wharf, a popular tourist attraction.

EHang 216 performs sightseeing flights with passengers on board

The EHang 216 is a so-called autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) or eVTOL (electric Vertical-Take-Off-Landing) that flies itself and/or can be remotely piloted. You could argue that it still qualifies as a drone, although maybe AirTaxi is a better name. Either way, this new and rapidly developing form of transportation shares many similarities with the drones we know and fly, and offers a very exciting new form of personal air travel.

In the video below, EHang shares the experience four people had while participating in passenger test flights with the EHang 216 in Yantai, a coastal city in East China. The test flights took place on July 14th and are part of the EHang ‘World Flight Tour’ to demonstrate the reliability and versatility of its eVTOL aircraft.

According to EHang, four passengers took scenic flights in the EHang 216 around Yantai’s Fisherman’s Wharf, a popular tourist attraction.

 “As the world’s first provider of passenger-grade AAVs, we are honored to prove this game-changing air mobility solution by demonstrating flights to regulators, customers, partners, and the general public,” stated EHang founder and CEO Hu Huazhi in a press release, according to EVTOL. “The positive supports and feedback have strengthened our determination in our quest to bring this new style of mobility to the people.”

Flying drones as a career?

If you want to turn your hobby into your career, practice how to fly your drone safely, and learn what it takes to get your Part 107, be sure to check out the excellent training modules from The Drone U.

DroneU Marketing Banner Ad 1

Stay in touch!

If you’d like to stay up to date with all the latest drone news, scoops, rumors, and reviews, then follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or…

Subscribe to our Daily Drone News email.*


 

Submit tips If you have information or tips that you would like to share with us, feel free to submit them hereSupport DroneXL.co: You can support DroneXL.co by using these links when you make your next drone purchase: Adorama, Amazon, B&H, BestBuy, eBay, DJI, Parrot, and Yuneec. We make a small commission when you do so at no additional expense to you. Thank you for helping DroneXL grow! FTC: DroneXL.co uses affiliate links that generate income.

* We do not sell, share, rent out or spam your email, ever. Our email goes out on weekdays around 5:30 p.m.

Haye Kesteloo

Add comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.