EHang Expands Air Mobility Presence in Japan with New UAM Center

EHang, a pioneer in urban air mobility (UAM), has recently announced the opening of Japan’s first UAM Centre in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture. This state-of-the-art facility will serve as a demonstration flight site, ground infrastructure, and maintenance base for EHang’s cutting-edge pilotless electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, including the EH216-S.

The inauguration ceremony, attended by Tsukuba City’s mayor Tatsuo Igarashi, marked a significant milestone for EHang as the EH216-S successfully completed its first flight in the Kanto region for aerial sightseeing. The partnership between EHang and AirX Inc., a Japanese air mobility digital platform company, has paved the way for the establishment of this UAM Center, demonstrating a commitment to driving the future of air transportation in Japan.

Situated on the site of the former Helicopter Control and Command Centre owned by Ibaraki Prefectural Government, the UAM Centre features hangars with capacity for approximately 25 units of EH216-S aircraft. The shared landing platform, accommodating both helicopters and eVTOLs, spans an area of around 30,000 square meters, showcasing the versatility and flexibility of EHang’s aerial solutions.

EHang has been actively expanding its presence in the global market, with the EH216-S pilotless eVTOL aircraft conducting successful flights across 12 cities in Japan. From aerial sightseeing to island transportation, aerial logistics, and emergency services, EHang’s eVTOLs have demonstrated their adaptability to various use cases, highlighting their potential in revolutionizing the future of transportation.

Looking ahead, EHang remains committed to promoting safe, autonomous, and environmentally friendly UAM solutions in Japan and beyond. With plans to offer aerial sightseeing services and launch additional UAM Centers in Tokyo, EHang aims to propel the development of UAM and shape the future of transportation in Japan.

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