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EHang EH216-S pilotless eVTOL completes debut flight in Latin America

EHang Press Release | March 19, 2024

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EHang Holdings Limited the urban air mobility (UAM) technology platform company, announced the debut flight of EH216-S pilotless electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, in Latin America, for demonstrating the safe, environmentally friendly and accessible advanced air mobility (AAM) in the region.

The EH216-S demonstration flight took place at the impressive Reserva Conchal resort, in Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, in front of national authorities and media. Framed under a dedicated ceremony to highlight the advantages of AAM, on the sustainable and innovative development and growth of countries, and how this new mean of mobility can enhance the quality of life of its citizens and the experience of its visitors

This event was organized jointly by Bluenest by Globalvia, a prominent player in AAM landscape designing and managing vertiport networks globally, Guanacaste Airport, a subsidiary of VINCI Airports, a world leading private airport operator, and the hospitality division of FIFCO, a Costa Rican publicly traded company, with diversified investments and operations in Central and North America.

During the ceremony, EH216-S successfully completed its debut flight in Latin America for aerial sightseeing and intra resort transportation use cases. The demonstration not only showcased its suitability for aerial tourism, but also underscored its versatility for applications such as airport to city and resort commuting, medical delivery services and emergency response operations.

Ms. Victoria Xiang, COO of EHang Europe and Latin America, said: “EHang is pleased to see EH216-S pilotless eVTOL flying for the first time in Latin America, demonstrating safe, efficient and sustainable Advanced Air Mobility for everybody, in Costa Rica. We are convinced of the enormous benefits that EHang´s UAM technology can bring to Latin America, and we are determined to continue collaborating closely with local stakeholders of the region, for making this new mean of air mobility accessible to everybody in the continent.”

This press release was prepared and distributed by EHang.

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