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EHang demonstrates synchronous flying air taxis

EHang demonstrates synchronous flying air taxis

The Chinese developer of heavy lift drones EHang has put a new video online showing how five electrically powered air taxis perform a flight in a nicely synchronized manner. With the demonstration, the company wants to show the benefits of centralized flight coordination. In its home country of China, the company wants to fly with air taxis to thirteen cities.

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EHang presents cargo drone with a payload of 440 Lbs

EHang presents cargo drone with a payload of 440 Lbs

Chinese company EHang – known for its electric air taxis – has announced a freight version of the EHang 216 autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV). The EHang 216L heavy-lift multirotor cargo drone is capable of transporting loads of up to 200 kg. The system should enable short and medium-haul air freight transport in both rural and urban environments.

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DJI training at Whampoa Military Academy is not just a weekend team-building event

DJI training at Whampoa Military Academy is not just a weekend team-building event

The four-day DJI training at the historic military academy is not merely a weekend team-building event, as explained by a DJI spokesperson. Nor is it a corporate paintball adventure, as suggested by some of our readers. The military-style training took place at the historic Whampoa Military Academy and had a strong focus on education, creating good habits, and experiencing “life of the barracks and cultivating the hard-working spirit and perseverance.”

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DJI military training required for all employees in China to ‘prepare for war’

DJI military training required for all employees in China to 'prepare for war'

Ok, here’s the latest. DJI military training is required for all employees in China to ‘prepare for war’ as the world’s largest drone maker is undergoing radical changes in company culture and employees.

Updated as of 11:50 am on 9/25/2020 with an official response from DJI. See below for details.

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EHang obtains approval from Chinese authorities to test passenger drone

EHang obtains approval from Chinese authorities to test passenger drone

EHang announced that the company has received approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to test its passenger drone, the EHang 216. The company says that it “became the world’s first AAV company approved by a national aviation authority to carry out commercial pilot operation for the category of 330-pound-plus heavy-lift air logistics uses,” in China.

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