EHang Holdings Limited, a leading autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) technology platform company, has signed an agreement to pilot the first Urban Air Mobility (UAM) pilot program in Spain.
The agreement states that EHang will work with the Seville government to develop the urban air mobility including passenger transportation, air logistics and command and control platforms in the city.
In addition, the NASDAQ-listed group will perform an aerial light show to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Ferdinand Magellan’s voyage around the world, which started in Seville.
Mr. Hu Huazhi, the Founder, Chairman and CEO of EHang, says: “Seville has developed a rich culture over its 2,000 years of history, so we are delighted to collaborate with the Seville government to bring new UAM technology to this ancient city. There are many old, narrow paths in the old town of Seville, which are inaccessible to automobiles. We believe our AAV can be a great solution for the city to relieve traffic congestion and better preserve historic sectors. Furthermore, as a popular tourist city, we hope to open up flying routes for sightseeing so that visitors from around the world can experience the spectacular cityscape of Seville by air.”
Seville Mayor, Juan Espadas Cejas, adds:“Establishing the partnership with EHang, one of the world’s leading UAM enterprises, is a great opportunity for Seville. Our city has a rich legacy in European aviation, which we believe can promote EHang’s AAV tests, operations, and permitting applications both in Spain and Europe. We look forward to EHang’s first flight in Seville and hope our cooperation will facilitate the commercialization of its UAM ecosystem in Europe.”
To read our interview with Hu Huazhi, click on the link below.